The biggest luxury yacht on the planet, the 535-foot Eclipse, on Thursday left the German dockyard where it was built, presumably bound for delivery to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.
A record number of manatee deaths for 2010 has the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission looking into solutions that will improve the livelihood of the sea cow in Florida waters.
British solo sailor Jeanne Socrates is this week over the equator and heading for Cape Horn. Timing her voyage so that she will round Cape Horn in favorable conditions, the grandmother, who didn't learn to sail until she was 51, is hoping that this time she'll make it around the world non-stop and unassisted in her 38-foot boat.
The 15-year-old Dutch/New Zealander Laura Dekker was to set off Thursday for her crossing of the Atlantic. For the last couple of weeks she's been anchored in the Cape Verde Islands on the island of Tarrafal.
The Dominica Coast Guard is receiving praise after participating in the rescue of four U.S. citizens who were on a fishing boat when an explosion occurred on the vessel. The men were found off the coast of the Caribbean island of Dominica.
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