A dramatic nighttime fire drove two families from boats where they live at a Columbia River marina in the flight path of Portland (Ore.) International Airport.
Attendance at this year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which concluded Monday, ran about 5 to 6 percent ahead of last year, show organizers told Soundings Trade Only.
Quickline, an importer of marine gear and accessory products, announced a total recall of Boyut Marine-manufactured UFS8 Ultra Flip Swivels designed for use with 1/4-inch and 5/16-inch anchor chains.
Australian mmarine safety authorities are investigating a near miss between a container ship and yacht in a shipping channel. The cargo ship Kota Lumayan was being piloted through Port Phillip Heads when the small yacht crossed dangerously close to its bow on Sunday.
A 2-year-old girl was rescued from drowning Monday afternoon after she apparently fell from a boat. The girl was with her father and the family dog in a boat about 100 yard off shore.
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