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Oil ends life on the water for Gulf captain

A charter fishing boat owner along Alabama's Gulf Coast known as Capt. Bligh had to shut down his inshore guide business after oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill made it through a pass into Perdido Bay, about 100 miles north of the rig site. Rust-colored tar balls now stain its sandy shores.

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Court keeps teen sailor docked

A 14-year-old Dutch girl who wants to become the youngest person to sail solo around the globe will remain under state supervision for another month, a court ruled Thursday, days after a California teenager was rescued in the Indian Ocean during a similar attempt.

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Gear test has ‘Wild Kingdom’ moment

As part of a Yamaha Motor Corp. press event held Wednesday and Thursday in the Florida Keys, more than a dozen marine journalists aboard five Yamaha-powered boats documented the release of a rehabilitated sea turtle.

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History repeats as Bligh voyage ends

A boat re-enacting Capt. William Bligh's epic voyage across the Pacific after the mutiny on the Bounty has arrived in West Timor.

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California man gets 30 months for mayday hoaxes

A judge sentenced a 53-year-old Southern California man this week to 30 months in federal prison for making a series of hoax distress signals. He was convicted of doing the same thing in 2004.

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