BoatU.S. Towing Services, which operates a nationwide on-the-water recreational boat-towing program reports that more than 65,000 requests for non-emergency assistance were received by its TowBoatU.S. and Vessel Assist towing fleet in 2009 - an 8 percent increase over the previous year.
The Obama Administration has proposed using expanding zoning to coastal and even some inland waters, which has raised concerns among fishermen that their favorite fishing holes could soon be off limits.
Even under the rough-and-tumble rules of the sea that Maine lobstermen live by, staring down the barrel of a 12-gauge shotgun is extreme.
Fred Meyer, commodore of the Society Nautique de Geneve, the Swiss yacht club that sponsored Alinghi, is trying to find scapegoats for Alinghi's embarrassing loss in the recent America's Cup best two-out-of-three race and deflect heat about alleged unsportsmanlike behavior of the Swiss during and after the event.
A scuba diver left at sea by a charter boat crew in 2004 thought he would never make it back to shore, his attorney told a jury Tuesday.
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