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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How to Prep Your Boat for a Hurricane

Just in case you are the last minute type, the following recommendations are from Coast Guard Auxiliary 74 on how to prep your boat for a hurricane. We recommend you head their advice ASAP if you are in Hurricane Irene's path. The most important thing to remember when thinking about

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Where in the world is Laura Dekker?

It's coming up to a year since Dutch solo sailor Laura Dekker, now 15, left Gibraltar on her planned circumnavigation on 21st August 2010. She is now more than half way round the world, heading for the labyrinth of coral reefs that surround the northern coastline of Australia. She left

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Najad Files for Bankruptcy

One of the best known names in international boat building for the last forty years has fallen victim to the economic downturn across the Western world. Swedish boat-builder Najad (Najadvarvet AB) has announced that it has submitted a petition for bankruptcy in the District Court at Addevalla, and the court

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