A Boat Snarled Traffic. No, Not That Boat.

The 38-foot boat broke loose from its trailer on Thursday, blocking Florida highway traffic for several hours. While inconvenient, it wasn’t the week’s biggest ship-related bottleneck.

#boats-and-boating, #florida, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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It Was Supposed to Just Be Fun. How Did They End Up Married?

Kamillah Knight and Stephan Spilkowitz had little but a Cornell connection when they first met. A few years later, Ms. Knight had a revelation at Burning Man that changed their course.

#boats-and-boating, #burning-man-festival, #content-type-personal-profile, #love-emotion, #marriages

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Vendée Globe Sailing Race Reaches a Tight Finish

The boat that crossed the finish line third in the Vendée Globe ended up as the winner. Its skipper was credited with time lost while rescuing another sailor.

#boats-and-boating, #cape-horn, #france, #oceans-and-seas, #rescues, #sailboats-and-sailing, #thomson-alex-1974, #vendee-globe-challenge

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Indonesia Plane Crash Shakes Small Fishing Village

A sleepy island has become a base for the aircraft search and recovery operation after Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 fell from the sky. “I’m lucky it didn’t hit me,” said one fisherman.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boats-and-boating, #borneo-indonesia, #indonesia, #jakarta-indonesia, #java-indonesia, #lion-air, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping, #sriwijaya-air, #sriwijaya-air-flight-182, #surabaya-indonesia

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Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Boat With 20 Aboard

The 29-foot boat departed from Bimini, the Bahamas, and was headed to Lake Worth Beach, Fla., officials said.

#bimini-bahamas, #boats-and-boating, #coast-guard-rescues, #lake-worth-beach-fla, #mako-cuddy-cabin, #missing-persons, #rescues, #united-states-coast-guard

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Fishing by Lantern on an Island in Kenya

On Lake Victoria, attracting baitfish with lanterns extends as far back as anyone can remember. But overfishing may jeopardize the tradition.

#africa, #boats-and-boating, #kenya, #lake-victoria, #luo-tribe, #travel-and-vacations

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New York Waterway Ferry Company Accused of Dumping Sewage into Hudson

Two former workers claim New York Waterway fouled the river with unfiltered waste from boats’ toilets. The firm denies the allegations.

#bathrooms-and-toilets, #boats-and-boating, #carpenito-craig, #clean-water-act, #environmental-protection-agency, #ferries, #fines-penalties, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #hudson-river, #imperatore-arthur-e, #imperatore-arthur-jr, #manhattan-nyc, #new-jersey, #new-york-waterway, #pohan-armand, #rivers, #sewers-and-sewage, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #whistle-blowers

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Captain of California Boat That Caught Fire and Killed 34 Is Indicted

Federal officials said the captain of the Conception, who was indicted on charges of seaman’s manslaughter, neglected key safety measures that contributed to the deaths of passengers.

#boats-and-boating, #boylan-jerry, #channel-islands-calif, #diving-and-divers, #fires-and-firefighters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

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Florida Man Rescued After Hours Clinging to Capsized Boat

After two unexpected nights at sea and a Coast Guard search, Stuart Bee was rescued from the water by a passing freight ship.

#boats-and-boating, #florida, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #united-states-coast-guard

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Ghost Ships

My sister was my other half until we tacked in different directions, making our own life choices.

#boats-and-boating, #families-and-family-life, #sailboats-and-sailing, #skiing

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Lack of Night Patrol Delayed Detection of Deadly Boat Fire, U.S. Says

The fire aboard the Conception scuba dive boat killed 34 people last year.

#boats-and-boating, #california, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #national-transportation-safety-board, #santa-barbara-calif, #truth-aquatics

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A Glance at Daily Life Among the Caretakers of Britain’s Small Islands

Stationed off the coast of Britain, island wardens manage the preservation of their small speck of land — while coping with extreme weather and limited access to the mainland.

#birds, #birdwatching, #boats-and-boating, #bristol-england, #great-britain, #travel-and-vacations, #wales

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New Jersey Man’s Body Is Recovered From the Depths of Lake Tahoe

Officials said the recovery this week of Ryan Normoyle’s body, which was 1,565 feet down, was the deepest ever recorded at the lake.

#boats-and-boating, #drownings, #lake-tahoe-nev, #normoyle-ryan-d-2020, #sonar, #south-lake-tahoe-calif

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Dive In, KIds! Some Are Home-Schooling on Boats

Thanks to their adventuresome parents, some screen-addled children are getting a reprieve — and an education — at sea.

#boats-and-boating, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #home-schooling, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Several Boats Sink During ‘Trump Boat Parade’ in Texas, Officials Say

There was no immediate word about casualties at the event, which was taking place on Lake Travis.

#boats-and-boating, #lake-travis-tex, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #parades, #trump-donald-j

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One Family Has Delivered the Mail by Boat for 115 Years. Is This the Last?

Since 1905, four generations of Quinns have delivered letters, packages and passengers to the islands of Penobscot Bay. A lost summer could sink the tradition.

#boats-and-boating, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fuller-buckminster, #maine, #postal-service-us, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #summer-season

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Private Boats Enter SpaceX Splashdown Area, Raising Concerns

“We need to do a better job next time” of securing the area, the NASA administrator, Jim Bridenstine, said.

#behnken-robert-l, #boats-and-boating, #bridenstine-james-f-1975, #gulf-of-mexico, #hurley-douglas-g, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #space-and-astronomy, #space-exploration-technologies-corp

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Arrests Over Illicit Party Boat With 170 Guests Cruising Around N.Y.C.

It was yet another symbol of reckless socializing during the pandemic: The Liberty Belle was dinged for violating distancing rules, and its owners were accused of running an unlicensed bar, the authorities said.

#boats-and-boating, #brewer-gale-a, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #manhattan-nyc, #parties-social

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Boat Disaster in Turkey Leaves at Least 60 Migrants Dead

Rescuers continue to pull the bodies of victims from Lake Van, in eastern Turkey, more than three weeks after the fishing boat carrying them sank.

#boats-and-boating, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-organization-for-migration, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #turkey

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Naya Rivera’s Death Ruled Accidental Drowning

No traumatic injuries or disease were found, the medical examiner said.

#boats-and-boating, #california, #deaths-fatalities, #drownings, #glee-tv-program, #lake-piru-calif, #rivera-naya, #social-media, #ventura-county-calif

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Body of Naya Rivera Found at California Lake, Authorities Say

Ms. Rivera, 33, went missing last week after going boating in Lake Piru with her young son.

#boats-and-boating, #california, #drownings, #glee-tv-program, #missing-persons, #rivera-naya, #ventura-county-calif

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Body Found at Lake Piru Where Naya Rivera Disappeared

Ms. Rivera, 33, went missing last week after going boating in Lake Piru with her young son.

#boats-and-boating, #california, #drownings, #glee-tv-program, #missing-persons, #rivera-naya, #ventura-county-calif

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The Boat Business Is Booming

Dealers are in short supply as coastal Americans plan for more local summers. As one buyer put it: “Boats are sexier than sitting in your car.”

#boats-and-boating, #california, #florida, #lakes, #summer-season

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With Flights Banned, Son Sails Solo Across Atlantic to Reach Father, 90

An Argentine man stuck in Portugal because of the virus travels for 85 days the only way he could: in a small boat.

#argentina, #boats-and-boating, #cape-verde, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #juan-manuel-ballestero, #men-and-boys, #sailboats-and-sailing

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Solving the Mystery of What Became of J.F.K.’s Other Patrol Boat

A boat believed to be the PT-59, a Navy vessel Kennedy commanded after the PT-109 was sunk, has been mired in the muck off Manhattan for decades.

#boats-and-boating, #harlem-river-bronx-manhattan-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #inwood-manhattan-ny, #kennedy-john-fitzgerald, #manhattan-nyc, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #united-states-navy, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Thousands Are Headed to Alaska’s Fishing Towns. So Is the Coronavirus.

As the famed Copper River salmon season begins, isolated fishing towns are bracing for an influx of workers and their first brush with the coronavirus.

#alaska, #boats-and-boating, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #fishing-commercial, #quarantines, #salmon, #seafood

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The Seas as the Ultimate Coronavirus Isolation? Not. So. Fast.

Folks who live on boats face off with land they can’t set foot on, staring down logistical hurdles, ethical issues and social media harshness.

#boats-and-boating, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #luxury-goods-and-services, #quarantines, #sailboats-and-sailing, #social-media, #travel-and-vacations

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Moored in a Fragile Paradise

Hundreds of boaters stuck in the Caribbean have converged on the U.S. Virgin Islands, but there are fears that their safe haven comes at a cost for residents.

#boats-and-boating, #bryan-albert-v, #caribbean-area, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #islands, #sailboats-and-sailing, #virgin-islands-us, #waste-materials-and-disposal

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My Isolation Breaking Point

I can’t wait for social distancing to end, so I can be alone again.

#boats-and-boating, #chesapeake-bay, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fishing-sport, #hogan-lawrence-j, #quarantines, #water-pollution

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What Was Life Like for Sailors During the Battle of the Atlantic?

For those fighting the longest naval campaign of World War II, weather and German U-boats were constant threats.

#boats-and-boating, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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