US Sailing's safety-at-sea committee awarded an Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal to David Knapp of Tampa, Fla., and the 18-foot gaff-rigged catboat Miss America for rescuing a sailor in Tampa Bay.
A Japanese whaler did not deliberately ram and sink a Sea Shepherd protest boat during a high-seas confrontation in Antarctic waters early this year, New Zealand investigators found Thursday.
Friends and family of Laura Zekoll are hoping the Atlanta woman lost at sea last weekend will be found alive.
The commuter yacht Phoenix was designed by Sparkman & Stephens and built by Consolidated Shipbuilding in 1937. She is currently on a truck en route to Maine.
The National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday updated its "Most Wanted List" of transportation safety improvements directed at state governments by adding a new issue area - motorcycle safety - and dropping recreational boating, where it said substantial progress has been made.
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