A tour boat navigating around a coastal lava flow in Hawaii this week was struck by a large chunk of lava, injuring 23 people. The basketball-size rock punctured the boat’s roof and covered its deck with volcanic debris
A Pennsylvania man who felt a 2016 on-water search by Pennsylvania waterways conservation officers was unconstitutional has been joined by the ACLU in his case against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Will the court’s decision affect other boaters in the country who are subject to searches by the United States Coast Guard and other agencies?
The 2018 Maryland Legislature adjourned yesterday and among the last-minute bills that passed was a resolution to fund the Pride of Baltimore II, the globe-trotting sailing ambassador for Baltimore City and the state of Maryland, to the tune of $500,000 annually. Despite the funding, the tall ship is still facing a yearly $700,000 budget shortfall.
Autonomous boating slowly is becoming a reality. And, if a Boston, Massachusetts, startup gets its way, skipper-less boats soon could be put to dangerous tasks, such as firefighting and oil spill containment—or maybe even take you out on your next cruise, hands-free.