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  • Gore's new boat called 'Prius of boats'

    08/05/2008 6:55:58 PM PDT · by melt · 83 replies · 609+ views
    WKRN.com ^ | 8/5/08 | WKRN.com
    Al Gore has a new boat and even it is green. The boat is docked at Hurricane Marina on Center Hill Lake in Smithville, about 70 miles east of Nashville. While it doesn't have solar panels yet, a spokesperson at Gore's office told News 2 they are scheduled to be installed Wednesday. The boat is named Bio-Solar One and has been called the "Toyota Prius of boats"...
  • Hundreds of Illegal Immigrants Land in Italy: Reports

    07/26/2008 4:03:46 PM PDT · by Coffee200am · 4 replies · 142+ views
    ABC News AU ^ | 07.27.2008 | AFP
    More than 350 illegal immigrants landed in Italy on Saturday, a day after the Government extended a state of emergency in an effort to combat the problem, Italy's Ansa news agency said. Four boats carrying a total of 227 people were either picked up off the island of Lampedusa or reached land by themselves. Two Nigerian children on one of the boats died during the crossing, Ansa said. The bodies of the two children were thrown into the sea, their father told the crew of an Italian coast guard launch that rescued the group. He said his two-year-old son began...
  • Baptisms, Boaters Clashing In Soddy-Daisy

    07/20/2008 9:57:05 AM PDT · by Ron Jeremy · 28 replies · 66+ views
    chattanoogan ^ | today | Jim Ashley
    Baptisms, Boaters Clashing In Soddy-Daisy by Jim Ashley posted July 19, 2008 Churches in Soddy-Daisy that plan to perform baptisms at public boat ramps will now have to first contact City Hall. That was the decision of the Soddy-Daisy Commission during its meeting this week. The unanimous decision was made following a report by Commissioner Geno Shipley, who said that on the Fourth of July, a local church held baptism services at a public boat ramp for about 40 people. And while the services were taking place, an individual with a boat to launch became impatient and went ahead and...
  • N. Koreans Going South by Boat: 6 times in this Month alone

    06/25/2008 7:00:54 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 224+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 06/26/08 | Kim Kwi-geun
    /begin my translation N. Koreans Going South by Boat: 6 times in this Month alone Only one out of ten wanting to return..."N. Korea beefing up shore surveillance" (Seoul=Yonhap News) Kim Kwi-geun = N. Koreans came down to the South by boat, 6 times in June alone, it has been disclosed. A government source said on June 26, "N. Korean people came into our territorial water 6 times in this month alone, both in West Sea(Yellow Sea) and East Sea(Sea of Japan.) This is highly unusual, and we are closely monitoring N. Korean reactions." He said, "In four of those...
  • Medieval Boat Found On Suffolk Coast

    06/25/2008 10:12:32 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 141+ views
    EADT24 ^ | 6-25-2008 | Mark Lord
    Medieval boat found on Suffolk coast 25 June 2008 | 08:00 MARK LORD Rob Atfield of Suffolk County Council Archaeology department works on one of the pieces THE unearthing of a medieval boat on the north Suffolk coast is of “great national importance”, the archaeological team behind the discovery said last night. As reported in yesterday's EADT the remains were found during excavations at Sizewell in advance of the onshore works for the Greater Gabbard Wind Farm. The vessel, which was probably a small inshore fishing boat, was broken up sometime between the 12th and 14th Centuries and parts of...
  • Did Humans Colonize The World By Boat

    05/20/2008 6:57:41 PM PDT · by blam · 44 replies · 436+ views
    Discover Magazine ^ | 5-20-2008 | Heather Pringle
    Did Humans Colonize the World by Boat?Research suggests our ancestors traveled the oceans 70,000 years ago. by Heather Pringle Jon Erlandson shakes out what appears to be a miniature evergreen from a clear ziplock bag and holds it out for me to examine. As one of the world’s leading authorities on ancient seafaring, he has devoted much of his career to hunting down hard evidence of ancient human migrations, searching for something most archaeologists long thought a figment: Ice Age mariners. On this drizzly late-fall afternoon in a lab at the University of Oregon in Eugene, the 53-year-old Erlandson looks...
  • Moody Airmen rescue Cuban migrants found at sea

    04/29/2008 5:36:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 145+ views
    4/29/2008 - MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFPN) -- Airmen from the 23rd Wing at Moody AFB performed a maritime rescue in the Gulf of Mexico April 25 that saved six lives. Moody Airmen responded by providing two HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters from the 41st Rescue Squadron, a 71st RQS HC-130P King and pararescue assets from the 38th RQS. The wing received the support request from the Joint Personnel Recovery Center at Tyndall AFB, Fla., around 11 a.m. The request was in response to a report the Coast Guard received from the Eos, an 800-foot Panamanian-flagged tanker ship operating in...
  • Bob Perry endorsed Brian Klock for the TX CD-22 Fiery Billboard ad heats race up.

    02/25/2008 10:33:12 PM PST · by BellStar · 5 replies · 1,094+ views
    KTRH ^ | Monday, February 25, 2008 | KTRH's August Skamenca
    Texan and super-conservative Bob Perry formally endorsed Brian Klock for the Texas Congressional seat in CD-22. A Republican candidate for the District 22 congressional seat will be getting a lot of attention today with a very unique campaign ad. klockforcongress.orgIt's yet to be seen just whether it's negative or in his favor. Now in the private sector, Brian Klock remains a commander in the US Navy Reserve. He's an underdog candidate trying to gain new ground. Later Monday, his campaign will unveil a billboard (pictured above) on the Southwest Freeway near Fountainview. It shows crosshairs trained on downtown Houston, it...
  • IMMIGRATION: MAN THROWN OVERBOARD, BOAT'S CAPTAIN ARRESTED

    01/11/2008 7:35:03 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 41 replies · 337+ views
    AGI ^ | 11th January 2008 | Staff
    (AGI) - Agrigento, 11th January - The captain of an Italian fishing boat, Mariano Ruggiero, 46, has been taken into custody by the Carabinieri at Lampedusa (Agrigento) on the charge of murdering an illegal migrant. According to reports obtained last night, in the offshore waters around fifty miles south of the Pelagius Isles, a dinghy with around 60 migrants on board which was making the crossing from North Africa, crossed courses with an Italian fishing boat. One immigrant, probably of Somali origin, dived into the water and managed to reach the fishing boat, but the captain of the craft prevented...
  • Eco-boat powered by human fat attempts round the world speed record

    12/19/2007 8:45:05 AM PST · by Squidpup · 41 replies · 123+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | December 19, 2007 | Daily Mail
    The fastest eco boat on the planet will attempt to break the round the world speed record using fuel made from human fat. Pete Bethune, the New Zealand skipper of Earthrace, said the attempt to circumnavigate the globe would begin from Valencia in Spain on March 1 next year. Bethune and his wife mortgaged their house and sold everything they own to help make the project happen, while continuing to seek support from sponsors. Demonstrating further commitment to the cause, Bethune underwent liposuction and donated enough to produce 100ml of biofuel, while two other, larger volunteers also had the procedure,...
  • (Sweden:) Government to launch 'driving test' for boats

    08/07/2007 9:30:25 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 31 replies · 665+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 08/07/2007 | TT/The Local
    Swedish boaters may soon need to pass a 'driving test' before taking to the seas. Should a forthcoming government proposal gain acceptance the new requirement will apply to boats that are over seven metres long and/or have a top speed of at least ten knots. "Between 200,000 and 250,000 boat owners may need to take the driving test," said Lars Högdahl from the Ministry of Enterprise. A generous set of transitional rules may however soften the blow. Seasoned boaters with many years of documented experience will for example be eligible for a licence without needing to first pass a test....
  • Boat found grounded on Navy property (owned by Tijuana resident, found just North of Point Loma)

    06/18/2007 12:04:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 695+ views
    SAN DIEGO: A 19-foot pleasure boat suspected of smuggling was found yesterday on U.S. Navy property just north of Point Loma. Officials believe the boat had been there at least a day. No one was on board when lifeguards searched it. City lifeguards received the report of a grounded vessel in the Sunset Cliffs area shortly after 12:30 p.m., said San Diego Lifeguard Service Lt. Andy Lerum. Lifeguards checked on it and ruled out the possibility that a person was in distress. Lerum said the vessel is registered to a Tijuana resident. He said that based on an initial investigation,...
  • Boat packed with Haitians capsizes in shark-infested waters in Turks, at least 20 dead

    05/04/2007 2:58:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies · 752+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 4, 2007 | Vanessa Bauza & Ruth Morris
    About 20 Haitian migrants were killed when their boat capsized early Friday off the coast of Turks and Caicos. Another 78 were rescued and as many as 60 could still be missing, according to a police spokeswoman on the island. The U.S. Coast Guard, which assisted in the rescue, said a Turks and Caicos police boat towed the migrants' boat as it capsized, but authorities on the island denied that. Some of the bodies recovered appeared to have had limbs chewed off by sharks, according to the U.S. Coast Guard and reports from the island.
  • Dutch Abortion Boat Granted License for International Abortions

    04/24/2007 4:02:32 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 34 replies · 782+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/24/07 | Gudrun Schultz
    AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, April 24, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Dutch abortion boat has been granted government permission to perform abortions in international waters on women up to 7 weeks pregnant, despite a massive national and international outcry, the Times online reported earlier today. The boat has caused an uproar at home in the Netherlands and abroad. Condemned by governments and pro-life organizations as a propaganda tool for pro-abortion activists, the abortion boat has come under intense criticism for offering to perform abortions on women from countries where the procedure is illegal. Operated by Women on Waves, the abortion boat...
  • 'Jungle Adventures' Tour Boat Nearly Sinks In Alligator-Infested Water

    03/17/2007 9:57:07 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 30 replies · 1,333+ views
    local6 ^ | March 18, 2007
    CHRISTMAS, Fla. -- A popular Central Florida tourist attraction faces fines this weekend after a tour boat filled with children and other riders began to take on water and sink in alligator-infested water. Officials said a boat at Jungle Adventures Nature Park in Christmas was carrying more than 12 people Saturday when it broke down during the tour. "All of the sudden, water started coming in through the rear and the guide told us to shift to the front, right side of the boat," rider Evangelo Mondo said. "We had gators out there. We were all very scared the water...
  • Swiss boat claims first solar-powered Atlantic crossing

    02/03/2007 9:09:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 521+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/3/07 | AFP
    GENEVA (AFP) - A Swiss-made catamaran has become the first solar-powered boat to cross the Atlantic after reaching the French Caribbean island of Martinique, the boat's owners said. Sun21 reached Martinique's Le Marin harbour at 3:00 pm (1900 GMT) on Friday, 63 days after leaving the Spanish port of Chipiona near Cadiz, the Transatlantic21 partnership said on its website. The 14 metre (46 feet) boat largely followed the historic route sailed by explorer Christopher Columbus on the first known maritime crossing of the Atlantic in the 15th century, making its last stopover in the Canary Islands. The catamaran covered the...
  • 2,500-Year-Old Boat Coffin To Reveal Mysterious Chinese Kingdom

    12/14/2006 11:33:13 AM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 800+ views
    2,500-year-old boat coffin to reveal mysterious Chinese kingdom With abundant cultural relics, a boat-shaped coffin dating back nearly 2,500 years has unearthed recently in southwest China's Sichuan Province, giving expectation to reveal true history of a mysterious kingdom in the area. Located in a construction site in Feilong Village of Heshan Town in Pujiang County, the coffin was discovered on Dec. 5 by workers when they were conducting mud-digging 1.5 meters deep underground. The Pujiang County was part of the Shu Kingdom, which has kept mysterious because no written record about its history and culture left over in the past...
  • Boat sinks, diesel fuel spills, four seagulls euthanized

    11/28/2006 11:34:00 PM PST · by atlana · 15 replies · 517+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 11/28/2006 | Tom Ragan
    I found the above and thought that perhaps others here would like to share their opinions how the lives of four seagulls stack up against what else is going on in the rest of the world with Mr. Ragan (tragan@santacruzsentinel.com). For what it's worth here's my response to his article... Dear Mr. Ragan, Given what's going on in Iraq, why should four dead seagulls be of any consequence whatsoever? The story reads as if the lives of these birds equate to those of humans. I realize that there are many who believe they do (particularly in California), but those of...
  • Biodiesel boat makes Boston stop before record journey

    11/13/2006 1:13:51 PM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies · 628+ views
    www.dailyfreepress.com ^ | 11/13/2006 | Lisa Merolla
    The first powerboat to run entirely on biodiesel fuel -- a renewable, non-hazardous fuel made from plant and animal products including canola, soy and palm oils -- visited Boston this weekend as part of a worldwide promotional tour designed to raise awareness about alternative fuel sources. As part of the tour, the Earthrace boat will try to break the current powerboat record of 75 days for equatorial circumnavigation of the globe, aiming to complete its trip in less than 65 days. New Zealand-native Pete Bethune, who invested his life savings in this project, founded the Earthrace organization. Now the...
  • New Sports Car For Open Road, Open Water

    10/16/2006 8:05:24 AM PDT · by Samwise · 21 replies · 417+ views
    the indy channel ^ | October 16, 2006
    RIDGELAND, S.C. -- It's not terribly easy to parallel park an automobile on a lake. Now, John Giljam knows this to be as true as the highway is long, and for good reason: He's tried to park his car on a lake -- and on rivers, ponds, even the Intracoastal Waterway. Giljam, in fact, has practiced not only parking on water; he's become quite adept at turning sharply on it. (He no longer gets drenched in a curtain of spume when cornering, he'll have you know.) And he's mastered the art of steering clear of critters - geese, mostly, though...