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Coast Guard museum seeks stories of heroism

The National Coast Guard Museum Association launched a new social media initiative designed to collect and share personal stories of heroism and honor dedicated to the Coast Guard.



Critical boating and angling legislation reauthorized

In a victory for boaters and anglers, last week’s passage of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act also includes reauthorization of the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund through the year 2020.



'Ghost boats' full of corpses keep washing ashore in Japan

Fishing boats carrying corpses have been found washed up or floating adrift off Japan’s east coast. Up to a dozen ships holding more 22 corpses have been discovered in recent weeks.



Electronic navigation workshop set for Chesapeake museum

From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 6, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering an Electronic Navigation for Non-Technical People workshop, with class size limited and pre-registration needed.



Keel failure: What really happened to Polina Star III?

The genesis of this story was an incident that occurred back in July of this year in which the sailing yacht Polina Star III, an Oyster 825, which reportedly had been extended to 90 feet and was just over a year old, was lost off the coast of Spain. The very first report came from Oyster, but contained no details, stating only that the boat “suffered a serious incident which compromised the integrity of the moulded hull.”



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