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Sailing couple winched to safety

A middle-aged Australian couple had spent the last four weeks sailing offshore when their vessel began taking on water and they spent a night trying to bail water to keep the vessel afloat. They finally set off an emergency beacon and rescuers arrived and attempted to hoist the couple in swells up to 20 feet.



Onassis yacht: Stepping back to the 1950s

It was once the most exclusive bar in the world, where stellar fame and fortune gathered by invitation only. A small, intimate lounge paneled in dark wood said to have come from a Spanish galleon, it was a discreet rendezvous where Marilyn Monroe laughed, Greta Garbo glowered and Winston Churchill savored fine brandies.



Three aboard a burning boat

A boat fire in Miami's Biscayne Bay sent the Coast Guard and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue scrambling. Early Friday afternoon, the 58-foot motoryacht somehow caught fire. A Miami-Dade Fire Rescue boat didn't arrive until just before 4 p.m. to tackle the fully-involved boat fire, two miles of east of Soldier Key.



Iraq selling Saddam Hussein’s yacht

Want to buy a yacht once owned by a dictator? Iraq's ministry of transportation announced that the luxury yacht Ocean Breeze, once owned by former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, is back in Iraqi waters and up for sale.



Disqualified angler found guilty

The crewmember who cost his fishing team a $1 million prize earlier this year was found guilty in North Carolina of fishing without a license.



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