Five defendants pleaded guilty in federal court this week to defrauding banks of $5.4 million in a conspiracy involving the Surfside Boat Center, a high-end boat dealership in Mesa, Ariz., that is now defunct.
The end might be in sight, but the final sprint of the Velux 5 Oceans is far from over yet for overall leader South Carolina sailor Brad Van Liew, who has spent the last 24 hours battling a fierce North Atlantic storm.
The wife of a skipper pulled from Florida waters credits a lifetime spent on the water for preserving her husband, his brother and their daughter's boyfriend as their boat sank. And she thanks the Coast Guard for their recovery after a fishing trip went awry.
Three Somalian pirates admitted their involvement in the hijacking of an American yacht and the deaths of its four crewmembers.
Capt. Nick Stanczyk's dramatic footage of his Bn'M charterboat’s mate being thrown into the ocean while trying to boat a Florida Keys swordfish garnered top honors Sunday at the inaugural Islamorada Fishing Film Festival.
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