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Survivor tells of offshore yacht rescue

A South African musical artist has spoken of his ordeal after being rescued from a sinking yacht off the coast of West Africa. Tristan Waterkeyn, 30, was one of four aboard the Ex Africa yacht which was sailing in the Cape Verde Islands.



Morris Yachts completes training vessel

morris_0519Sailing yacht builder Morris Yachts held a send-off celebration Wednesday in Bass Harbor, Maine, for its Shearwater Hull 1, which is off to the Coast Guard Academy for use as a training vessel.



Marine museum opens for 75th year

Maine's oldest marine museum will open Friday for its 75th year with new exhibits ranging from contemporary art to historic artifacts. Penobscot Marine Museum will host a free reception at 5:30 p.m. on opening day to give visitors a taste of this year's exhibits and a chance to meet some of the exhibiting artists and the museum's new executive director.



Hurricane outlook: above-normal activity

The Atlantic basin is expected to see an above-normal hurricane season this year, according to the seasonal outlook issued by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service.



Training ship encounters punishing seas

A recent trans-Atlantic voyage by the Coast Guard cutter Eagle offered its crew of cadets a harrowing moment when the 295-foot vessel encountered up to 15-foot seas and wind gusts to 45 knots.



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