Did Canibals Eat German Cruiser?

Yikes! We really hope this isn't the case, but we caution cruisers to be very careful when in this area of the globe. Stefan Ramin, 40, from Hamburg, Germany, disappeared last month after reaching the remote tropical island of Nuku Hiva in French Polynesia. After a week of searches, charred

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NMMA Appeals E15 Ruling

The National Marine Manufacturers Association, and its partners in the Engine Products Group, filed suit this week in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's rule outlining a gas pump warning label as well as other misfueling controls for gasoline containing up to

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Yacht Missing Between Bermuda and Ireland

Irish rescue services launched a major search for a missing yacht feared to have encountered difficulty during a transatlantic voyage. The Golden Eagle, a 32-foot vessel, departed from Bermuda in the middle of last month and was due to dock in Crookhaven in County Cork last week. There are two

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BWS Hosting Lin and Larry Pardey at Newport Boat Show

Attention, cruisers! The time has arrived! BWS will play host to Lin and Larry Pardey, prestigious world cruisers and authors of 11 books, during the Newport International Boat Show this weekend (September 15th-18th, www.newportboatshow.com). The Pardeys, who have sailed more than 200,000 miles, will present seminars on topics including storm

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Extra Preparedness Aids in Rescue of Four French Sailors

The U.S. Coast Guard, Canadian Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Halifax, a Canadian Forces CC-130 Hercules and two merchant vessels worked together to rescue four French sailors more than 1,400 miles east-northeast of Provincetown, Mass., Thursday. The 600-foot tanker Unique Sunshine, an Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System (AMVER) member, and the

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