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Russian leader gets new presidential yacht

Russian president Dmitry Medvedev has spent $41 million on a 177-foot superyacht with whirlpool baths, an artificial waterfall encased in glass and a movie theater.

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Voices from the waterfront

NOAA is producing a new monthly feature called "Voices from the Waterfront," a series of interviews with the men and women whose lives and livelihoods depend on a healthy and sustainable abundance of fish in the sea.

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Coast Guard turns 96

The United States Coast Guard was created by Act of Congress on Jan. 28, 1915, when the Life-Saving Service was combined with the Revenue-Cutter Service. It operated (at that time) under the Treasury Department in a time of peace and as part of the Navy in time of war or when the President directed it to do so.

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Wave topples solo record bid

A knockdown in a notoriously bad spot in the Southern Ocean appears to have ended British solo sailor Jeanne Socrates' hopes of achieving a record attempt at sailing around the world without stopping.

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Rescued crew chided for lack of gear

Five Americans, including a member of the U.S. Air Force on the catamaran Pineapple, have been reprimanded by the U.S. Coast Guard for not having sufficient communications gear to stop an unnecessary full -search between the Philippines and Guam.

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