First, a whale jumps on and crushes your boat. Then you face the prospect of two years in jail or more than $40,000 in fines.
A Chatham (Mass.) Coast Guard crew rescued 11 people from a 44-foot yacht after it caught fire last Friday approximately three miles south of Wychmere Harbor, Mass.
One of the most likely ways to get killed or maimed on a boat is to ride on the front, or bow, Coast Guard officials warned while announcing a crackdown on the practice.
The Sarasota (Fla.) Harbor Community Association is the boaters' answer to years of grumbling by officials about the free anchorage in Sarasota Bay.
The Coast Guard said it could take 10 days before an abandoned well struck by a barge in southeastern Louisiana early Tuesday is capped. The Coast Guard is overseeing efforts to contain the well, which is spewing a mixture of oil, gas and water, and limit environmental damage, according to a report on CNN.com.
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