Due to a high number of water related deaths in June, the Coast Guard urges boaters and beachgoers to be safe and prepared for the holiday weekend. Even though the average number of boating related deaths has dropped both nationally and regionally trends show that numbers rise during the summer months.
With the summer cruising season in full swing, cities from Maryland to Florida are considering or are in the process of implementing restrictions on anchoring, both for transient and local boats. In many cases, these restrictions are in response to problems directly caused by derelict boats in the harbors. However,
Over the last 2 months, several reports have been received from yachts in the Southern Windwards who have been burgled whilst ashore for dinner. The Caribbean Safety & Security Net reports that there has been speculation that, in certain anchorages, someone watches from shore to see which boats are vacated
Bernie Madoff's yacht, which he named, Bull, is being auctioned off at the annual GAIM hedge fund conference held this week. The Financial Times says it's going for $4.3 million, a discount compared to what it's worth ($8.6 million, according to an article in October 2010), because of the karma.
Cruising sailors are being advised to stay away from Minerva Reef, one of their favorite stopping places in the Pacific, between the islands of the South Pacific and New Zealand. The Reef consists of two atolls, one of which is an almost perfect circle. It boasts pristine waters and safe
Sunsail is offering discounts on their Reef Weeks between June 1 and February 10, 2012. Depending on the week you book, save 15-25% off your charter of 36' to 48' monohulls in the Caribbean. Whether you're looking for a summer getaway or planning a vacation in the New Year, now
Good news for Bermuda lovers. Now you can stay longer. In the House of Assembly on Friday, May 27th, Bermuda's Minister of National Security, Wayne Perinchief, said that the Cabinet had approved a revised policy for visiting yachts. Starting today, June 1st, visiting yachts and their crews will be granted
This unfortunate story is a good reminder that it’s important to have more than one emergency communication device on board. A pair of longtime sailing buddies were enjoying their third straight day at sea on May 10th, but they were on a course to disaster. Heinz Fragner of Austria and
Having an Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) sure does seem like a good idea when you need it! The Coast Guard rescued four boaters 14 miles off the coast of Cumberland Island, GA on Saturday, after a 25-foot sport boat they were aboard capsized. The Coast Guard received a mayday
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