At a recent National Boating Safety Advisory Council meeting, the Coast Guard formally announced that it is withdrawing any action on its proposed expanded 17-digit hull identification number, the National Marine Manufacturers Association reported.
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.
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.
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.
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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