The city of Newport Beach, Calif., plans to take a resident to court for refusing to remove a 72-foot, 42-ton yacht from his yard.
Dutch 15-year-old solo sailor Laura Dekker has made her way to French Polynesia, arriving June 8 at its capital Papeete, on the island of Tahiti, putting her about halfway across her second and largest ocean, the Pacific.
A federal grand jury has indicted the owner of a fishing boat and members of its crew over a failed plot to sink the boat and collect a $400,000 insurance payment, the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey said on Wednesday.
Mark Steven Phillips, 62, the former corporate director of Striker Aluminum Yachts, was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday by the federal judge who presided over his drug-smuggling trial more than three decades ago.
Coast Guard officials are urging boaters to keep safety in mind following nine deaths in two weeks at the start of the boating season in the Mid-Atlantic.
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