A boat belonging to alleged Somali pirates went up in a ball of flames after being destroyed by British commandos in the Indian Ocean. The assault by Royal Marines off the coast of Africa is part of the continuing battle to make shipping lanes safer in the region.
A Coast Guard petty officer implicated in the 2009 boat collision on San Diego Bay that killed an 8-year-old boy on a recreational boat was cleared of wrongdoing.
The Annapolis School of Seamanship's annual Cruiser's Workshop will be held Feb. 12-13 at the maritime training and conference center at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies in Linthicum, Md.
US Sailing's safety-at-sea committee awarded an Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal to David Knapp of Tampa, Fla., and the 18-foot gaff-rigged catboat Miss America for rescuing a sailor in Tampa Bay.
A Japanese whaler did not deliberately ram and sink a Sea Shepherd protest boat during a high-seas confrontation in Antarctic waters early this year, New Zealand investigators found Thursday.
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