The Coast Guard says a passing vessel rescued two people from the waters off Portsmouth, R.I., after engine failure on their boat prompted them to jump overboard.
The Coast Guard broke ground Monday morning on a new small-boat station at Training Center Cape May that will house three cutters, an aids-to-navigation team and a new vessel boarding security component that will monitor marine traffic.
Since opening in 2001, the Connecticut operation of Derecktor Shipyards has built, repaired or upgraded tug boats and lobster boats, fireboats and ferries, sailing yachts, motor yachts and catamarans.
Piloting a giant pumpkin boat is a tricky business at the best of times. Riding a hollowed-out gourd across a chilly pond on a cool, wet September day, however, takes a special kind of dumb courage.
A California man was sentenced to 270 days in jail after admitting to setting his boss's boat on fire after being fired from his job, according to a local newspaper.
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