PassageMaker Magazine's Trawler Fest saw an increase in attendance at Trawler Fest Fort Lauderdale, its first event of 2010, which was held Jan. 19-21 at the Bahia Mar Beach Resort and Yachting Center.
NOAA's State of the Climate report shows the combined global land and ocean surface temperature for January was the fourth-warmest on record while the global ocean surface temperature was the second-warmest.
While chasing the Jules Verne Trophy for fastest sail around the world, French skipper Franck Cammas and the crew of his maxi trimaran, Groupama 3, took just 8 days, 17 hours and 39 minutes to traverse the Indian Ocean, breaking the record held by Orange 2 since 2005.
The Billfish Foundation has joined a coalition of marine recreational fishing, boating and conservation organizations and businesses to call on the Obama Administration to take immediate action to deal with what the group calls "a crisis in federal fisheries management that has been growing for two decades because federal regulators failed to collect accurate and timely fisheries data or conduct sufficient and frequent stock assessments."
The 83-year-old showboat Becky Thatcher sank at her mooring on Neville Island in the Ohio River north of Pittsburgh late last Friday night or early Saturday morning.
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