Steve Shapiro, who was dubbed ‘Captain Calamity’ by the British media because he had been rescued so many times, has now sold his yacht, Nora.
Is it finders keepers or a kind of hostage taking when a commercial fisherman “rescues” an oceanographic buoy adrift off Monterey, Calif., and won’t give it back to the U.S. Geological Survey until the agency pays him for his trouble?
The ARM Cuauhtémoc (kwawˈte.mok), tall ship of the Mexican Navy, will visit New London, Conn., May 2-6. The ship will be open for tours, and its crew is expected to visit the Coast Guard Academy, Mayor Michael Passero announced.
Adventurer Martin Frey has made history by becoming the first person to have scaled the seven summits and sailed the seven seas, arriving in after a month at sea battling some of Mother Nature’s worst conditions in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
The good news for Great Britain’s Natural Environment Research Council’s decision to crowd-search a name for its latest polar research vessel is unprecedented public engagement in a sometimes niche area of scientific study.
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