Eight giraffes in Kenya got a very rare ride to their new home - in a boat.
Two deep-sea fishing boats and the Coast Guard came to the rescue of two men whose boat started taking on water Sunday afternoon about 10 miles off Florida's Clearwater Beach.
With more 600 towboats spread across the country responding to more than 60,000 routine requests from boaters for on-the-water assistance, the law of averages dictates that the captains of these vessels are bound to run into life-threatening emergencies.
Four retired adventurers have set off across the Atlantic on a raft, obviously to some degree of criticism.
In the annals of the sea, there were few sailors who had worse luck than George Pollard Jr. Pollard was the captain of the Essex, the doomed Nantucket whaler whose demise, in 1820, came in a most unbelievable fashion: it was attacked and sunk by an angry sperm whale, an event that inspired Herman Melville to write "Moby-Dick."
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