Coast Guard officers were using cell phones during a deadly collision between their vessel and a pleasure boat last December, prompting federal accident investigators to call for tighter controls over distracted boating.
On the afternoon of July 25, a fast-moving storm packing 70 mph winds, rain and lightning swept across Chesapeake Bay. During the next two hours, Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received 37 calls from mariners in distress. Unfortunately many boaters and anglers, unaware of the storm's fury, were caught unprepared. But it didn't have to be this way.
The Coast Guard International Ice Patrol says the massive ice island that recently broke free from a glacier in Greenland is not their iceberg - at least not yet.
James H. Rich, owner of the James H. Rich Boat Yard in Maine, died Tuesday. He was 78.
Increased efforts to promote "voluntourism," or volunteer opportunities for vacationers, can contribute to the self-sufficiency and sustainability of tourist destinations. Marine scientists with Key Largo's Coral Restoration Foundation are offering voluntourism-minded divers a chance to aid in reef conservation during planned coral restoration dives Oct. 19-21 with Amoray Dive Resort in Key Largo.
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