The families of two South African hostages being held in Somalia for more than three months after their yacht was hijacked by pirates pleaded for the couple's release after they received a $10 million ransom demand.
Maryland Natural Resources Police made quite a catch on the Eastern Shore with what they described as an illegal net filled with three tons of rockfish.
The luxury New Zealand-based cruise ship Pacific Pearl has run into more drama on the seas. Its owner P&O is investigating how a large chandelier fell into a cafe area on a cruise last week.
A man in Merritt Island, Fla., was sentenced to a year of probation and ordered to forfeit the boat he was operating that struck and killed a manatee in a protection zone in Brevard County last year.
Dan Shea, in collaboration with Herreshoff Designs, is building a long-forgotten boat that Capt. Nathanael Greene Herreshoff designed in the 1920s.
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