The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday for an experienced sailor whose empty 30-foot sailboat ran aground on the beach one mile south of California's Santa Monica Pier.
Twenty-one recreational boaters and paddlers have died already in the Northeast this year, the highest recorded number, according to the Coast Guard. Six kayakers and five canoeists accounted for 11 fatalities, while motorized vessels accounted for the remaining fatalities.
The Coast Guard cutter James Rankin, a 175-foot buoy tender home-ported in Baltimore, set the historic Francis Scott Key buoy in the Patapsco River Monday near the Francis Scott Key Bridge.
The new Hunt 52 from Rhode Island-based Hunt Yachts commanded attention from consumers and the press when introduced at fall boat shows in 2009.
In response to the BP oil spill, NOAA's Mussel Watch program has mobilized three teams of scientists to test shellfish, sediment and water at 60 locations along the Gulf of Mexico from the Florida Keys to Brazos River, Texas.
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