Tropical Storm Arthur is forecast to become a Category 1 hurricane Friday morning as it passes North Carolina’s Outer Banks, but some local marinas are less concerned about the storm than its impact on Fourth of July boating activities.
When nearly 200 people set sail on a whale watch from Bar Harbor, Maine, they never expected to be party to a whale rescue. Yet, that is exactly what happened on a sunny afternoon in early June.
Tropical Storm Arthur might make the issue irrelevant because of the weather, but the Captain of the Port New York has established and will strictly enforce a regulated area on the waters of the Upper New York Bay in the vicinity of Ellis Island and Liberty Island for viewing the Liberty State Park Fourth of July Fireworks Display from 6 p.m., until approximately 11 p.m., on Friday.
The Coast Guard and Baywatch teamed up to rescue a 53-year-old man after his 25-foot sailboat ran aground on the back side of Catalina Island, Calif., on Monday morning.
Final preparations are under way to refloat and remove the Costa Concordia from the waters off Giglio in what has been the largest and most expensive maritime salvage operation ever attempted.
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