PlanetSolar receives a warm welcome in Miami, its first stopover on the way to a circumnavigation
It works. After 62 days, 34 minutes of voyaging under power of the sun alone, the 100-foot Turanor PlanetSolar glided silently down Government Cut to the face dock at the Miami Beach Marina, completing the first 6,300 miles of an attempt to become the first boat to ever make a solar-powered circumnavigation.
The cruising community is warned that the range for attacks now extends well beyond the Gulf of Aden
Somali pirates freed cruisers Paul and Rachel Chandler after 388 days in captivity for a ransom thought to be as much as $1 million. The release follows an ordeal of beatings and psychological torture - a stark reminder that cruising anywhere near the Horn of Africa carries terrible risks, even for seasoned voyagers.
The hybrid technology reduces pollution, fuel consumption and engine maintenance costs
The Seattle-based shipyard that launched the world's first hybrid diesel-electric tug two years ago plans to retrofit a second one with the cleaner, more fuel-efficient technology to help reduce pollution at California's Port of Long Beach.
Close call captured
Lester Hunt, a retired schoolteacher living near Point Lonsdale, a coastal town in Victoria, Australia, took his camera to the harbor on a late-October Sunday, hoping to snap a few frames of a new pilotboat being launched.
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