Florida investigators are attempting to determine the cause, or causes, of a double-fatal boating accident in which a 25-foot powerboat ran over the top of an 18-foot center console, killing the skipper of the smaller boat and his 19-year-old daughter, who was nine months pregnant.
The crew of the yacht Setantii, a 2004 Sweden 42 taking part in the ARC Europe trans-Atlantic rally to Europe, made a distress call after a collision with a submerged object drove the rudder up into the hull and caused the boat to rapidly take on water.
A Florida bill that limits sales-use tax on boat purchases was signed into law.
One of the largest coral reefs in the Gulf of Mexico lies just 20 miles northeast of BP's ruptured oil well, making it one of at least three extensive deepwater reefs lying directly beneath the oil slick in the Gulf.
The Hatteras 1510 Club will be holding its annual owners rendezvous Sept. 9-12 at the Cambridge Yacht Club on the Choptank River in Cambridge, Md.
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