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Boaters involved in whale collision could face jail

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.

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Burning pleasure yacht abandoned

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.

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Coast Guard to watch for bow riding

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.

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Boaters organize to fight city hall

The Sarasota (Fla.) Harbor Community Association is the boaters' answer to years of grumbling by officials about the free anchorage in Sarasota Bay.

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New oil well leak could take 10 days to cap

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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