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Up to 400 migrants died in boat capsize off Libya: survivors

Up to 400 illegal migrants died after their vessel capsized off the Libyan coast on Sunday, said survivors who were brought to Italy, where tension is mounting over a surge in boat arrivals from North Africa.

Official urges caution after boat falls over St. Charles dam

ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles fire chief is urging those on the Fox River not to stray too close to the dam north of Main Street after a boat fell over it Saturday night.

‘Fishing holiday’ to come into force today

Fishing operations using mechanised and motorised boats in the Bay of Bengal off the Prakasam coast will come to a halt from Wednesday, as the authorities have announced a ‘fishing holiday’ to cons...

Around the Region: Fishing, boating are two popular hobbies for locals

Water sports and fishing are a big pastime in our coastal communities. Regularly we have fishing tournaments and boating events. Just this past weekend, the new regatta commemorating St. Augustine’s 450th Birthday drew hundreds of onlookers at the downtown city marina. An array of 24- to 50-foot long boats was visible from the Vilano Bridge causeway and the bayfront. The St. Augustine Race Week ...

Hartlepool coastguard spots bike towing boat

FIRST we saw a boat being towed by a mobility scooter – but now a boat has been spotted being towed through Hartlepool by a bicycle.

Rights group: 400 migrants drown after boat capsizes off Libyan coast

Fred Lambert TRIPOLI, Libya, April 14 (UPI) -- Up to 400 migrants are feared dead after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea after departing from Libya, according to a rights group.

New York caps sales tax on yachts to compete with Florida

New York is capping its sales tax on yachts in a bid to lure back business from Florida and other locales that charge less.

Laos missing woman's body identified

The body of a woman who vanished after a boat capsized on a river in Laos, south-east Asia, is identified.

Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources Approves Leading Animated Course to Meet Boating Education Law launches online boating safety course to help boaters get state boating license. (PRWeb April 14, 2015) Read the full story at

Aon and Yachting NZ win Commercial Partnership Award

Aon and Yachting New Zealand are celebrating the win of the Commercial Partnership Award at the 2015 Sport and Recreation Awards. This successful partnership was formed firstly on one of Yachting New Zealand’s overall business goals to develop more value for members. "Insurance is the single most expensive line item for most of our member clubs" explains Yachting New Zealand’s Chief Executive ...

Second Annual Used Boat Auction from Your Boat Club — What Boats are Available?

Your Boat Club promises our members the best boating has to offer. These late model, meticulously maintained fishing boats, ski boats and pontoons have served our members well. It is simply time to replace them with brand new models and find them a new home! Don't miss out. A quality boat at a great price can be yours if you act fast.


NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- For 68 years, seasoned pros and first-timers have gathered in Newport Beach, California each April to take part in the Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race (N2E), the largest ...

Italy rescues migrants, finds 9 bodies near capsized boat

ROME (AP) — Italy's Coast Guard helped save 144 migrants Monday from a capsized boat in the waters off Libya and spotted nine bodies. It was the most dramatic of numerous rescue operations that brought thousands to safety in recent days, as good weather has encouraged the desperate to set out on smugglers' vessels.

Almost 180 migrants rescued off Tunisia

Tunisia's coastguard and navy Monday rescued almost 180 African migrants from two boats which broke down as they headed from Libya to Italy, the Red Crescent and an AFP correspondent said. The Red Crescent said the migrants -- 94 on one boat and 84 on the other -- sent out a distress call from off the coast of southeast Tunisia as they headed for the Italian island of Lampedusa. The 178 migrants ...

Yacht race planned from New York to Victoria -- by way of the Arctic

Yacht race planned from New York to Victoria -- by way of the Arctic The race through the Northwest Passage, from New York to Vancouver Island, is possible only because of sea-ice melt, the organizer says. April 13, 2015

At least nine dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya

The Italian coastguard said Monday it recovered nine bodies after a boat with over 150 migrants aboard sank off Libya during a surge in attempted illegal crossings to Europe that saw almost 6,000 migrants rescued. Rescuers managed to save 144 of the migrants from the latest capsized vessel and were still searching for others some 80 miles (150 kilometres) off the Libyan coast. Recent good ...

Extreme Arctic yacht race planned

Extreme Arctic yacht race planned The race through the Northwest Passage, from New York to Vancouver Island, is possible only because of sea-ice melt, the organizer says. April 13, 2015

Beyonce's Mother Marries in Lavish Yacht Ceremony

Beyoncé's mother Tina Knowles got married to actor Richard Lawson in a lavish ceremony on a yacht, TMZ reports. Knowles, 61, and Lawson, 67, hosted an all-white ceremony (sound familiar?) in front of 300 guests including Beyonce, Jay Z and their daughter Blue Ivy. See other celebs who have wed this ... Read More > Other Links From Tina Knowles Richard Lawson

Rowing boats destroyed by vandals

Vandals destroy rowing boats brought to a regatta in Dumfries by a visiting club from Aberdeen.

Boat builder treats dealers to Bluff's best

Invercargill boat builder Stabicraft Marine has held its first international dealer conferences in seven years, a testament to managing director Paul Adams' increasing confidence in the market. read more

More than 5,600 boat migrants rescued off North Africa in past three days

At least nine people died when an overcrowded migrant boat capsized off the coast of Libya and 144 more were rescued, the Italian coast guard said on Monday, after another heavy weekend for maritime rescue services operating off North Africa. Vessels and aircraft from the Italian coast guard and navy as well as merchant ships and an Icelandic patrol boat assigned to the European Triton border ...

Italy picks up 700 boat migrants, says rescue operations ongoing

Italian ships have picked up almost 700 migrants in seven inflatable boats and further rescue operations are underway as calm seas favoured departures from Libya for the Italian coast, the coast guard said on Sunday. Italian navy and coast guard vessels and one merchant ship rescued the migrants from dangerously overcrowded boats on Saturday, a coast guard spokesman said, adding that other boats ...

Boating classes start soon

Highline Lake State Park in Loma will sponsor six Boating Safety Courses this spring and summer, starting with a class this Saturday.

Safe boating at night a focus for RMS

AN increased focus on safe boating at night will be noticed across NSW this month as Roads and Maritime Services would carry out Operation Safety at night.

Boating facility introduced in Nidige tank

Water body leased out to an association for 30 years

Parks and Rec offers free boating safety class

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a free boater safety class Saturday.

Boats allegedly used by Naga mayor's kidnappers found

MANILA, Philippines - Soldiers hunting down the kidnappers of Mayor Gemma Adana of Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay have seized three unregistered boats in Alicia town that may have been used by the perpetrators.

Soldiers hunting down mayor’s kidnappers seize 3 boats

Soldiers hunting down the kidnappers of Mayor Gemma Adana of Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay have seized three unregistered boats in Alicia town that may have been used by the perpetrators. Armed Forces spokesman Brig. Gen. Joselito Kakilala said authorities are verifying the ownership of the three boats.

Boat capsizes off Cebu; 15 rescued

Fifteen persons were rescued past midnight on Monday, about 4 hours after the motorized boat they were riding capsized in the waters between Camotes Island and Danao City, Cebu province.   Fourteen passengers and a skipper (not 16 in total as earlier reports said) were clinging on the capsized MB Sinemona when spotted by the crew of MV Wonderful Stars of Roble Shipping Lines which was heading to ...

Pair saved from uncontrollable yacht

Two women are rescued from an out of control yacht in choppy waters off the Great Orme at Llandudno.

3 boats believed used in abduction of Zamboanga Sibugay town mayor found

MANILA, Philippines - Authorities on Sunday seized three boats in Zamboanga Sibugay province suspected to have been used in the abduction of the mayor of Naga town last week. Brig. Gen. Joselito Kakilala, Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesperson, said the boats were recovered during a law enforcement operation in Barangay (village) Tampalan in Alacia town. Naga town Gemma Adana was abducted ...

Sudden shower blows recently bought yacht onto Suffolk sandbank

A sudden downpour swept a yacht off course and onto a sandbank off the Suffolk coast just a few hours after the boat had been bought by the crew on board.

Boating Education Lagniappe Day Slated for May 2

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will be hosting the fifth annual "Boating Education Lagniappe Day" on May 2 at nine different locations across the state.

Yacht transport is big business at Port Everglades

As the captain of a 130-foot yacht, Christopher Campbell usually spends his time at the steering wheel.

God of War's Kratos comes to Shovel Knight for PlayStation on April 21

Yacht Club Games' retro-style platformer Shovel Knight is coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on April 21, the developer confirmed today. David D'Angelo from Yacht Club wrote on the PlayStation Blog that the boss fight against Kratos won't necessarily be easy to find.

Malibu Boats, Inc. Announces Preliminary Results of Modified Dutch Auction Tender Offer

LOUDON, Tenn. -- Malibu Boats, Inc. ("Malibu Boats" or the "Company") today announced the preliminary results of its "modified Dutch auction" tender offer for the purchase ...

Boating Safety Course Is April 25 in Lake Wales

The Polk County U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary detachment is holding an About Boating Safety course on April 25 at the Lake Wales Library, 290 Cypress Garden Lane.

Yachting event draws to a close

Eastern Naval Command Yachting Championship-2014-15 concluded at Indian Naval Watermanship Training Centre (INWTC) here on Wednesday.

Yachting - America's Cup to feature six or seven yachts - Coutts

- The 2017 America's Cup will feature six or seven yachts despite fallout over a change in boat size, according to race director Russell Coutts. A probable new Asian entry will be announced next month, Coutts told AFP.

Boating in Satkosia defies restrictions

Notwithstanding the restriction on boating in protected areas (wildlife sanctuaries) since 2009, Satkosia Tiger Reserve has included the facility in its tourist package.