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  • Navy commodore to be relieved of command over Iran's capture of his sailors

    06/23/2016 10:15:51 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies ^ | 6/23/16 | Lucas Tomlinson
    <p>The commodore in charge of the two U.S. Navy boats that strayed into Iranian waters leading to the capture of his 10 sailors for 16 hours in January will be relieved of command likely putting an end to his career, Fox News has learned.</p>
  • U.S. Navy Officers in Crosshairs Over Iran Debacle

    06/23/2016 6:04:20 AM PDT · by LadyBuzz · 46 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 6/22/2016 | Dan De Luce
    The U.S. Navy is weighing whether to punish several officers and sailors for the botched mission that resulted in two boats inadvertently straying into Iranian waters, embarrassing Washington and handing Tehran a propaganda victory, Foreign Policy has learned.
  • Document U.S. CENTCOM Statement on Events Surrounding Iranian Detainment of 10 U.S. Navy Sailors

    01/19/2016 11:56:43 AM PST · by Bruce Campbells Chin · 51 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | January 18, 2016 | CENTCOM
    Document: U.S. CENTCOM Statement on Events Surrounding Iranian Detainment of 10 U.S. Navy Sailors January 18, 2016 1:57 PM The following preliminary timeline of the events surrounding the Iranian detainment of 10 U.S. Navy Sailors from January 12-13, 2016, is based upon multiple operational reports received by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) in the first 24-48 hours after the incident. A Navy command investigation initiated on Jan. 14, will provide a more complete accounting of events.On Jan. 12, two NAVCENT Riverine Command Boat (RCB) crews were tasked with the mission of relocating two RCBs from Kuwait to Bahrain, with...
  • Barry and the Pirates

    01/17/2016 11:25:01 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/17/2016 | William A. Levinson
    It is particularly telling that Barack Obama spent part of his State of the Union speech telling us that the state of our Union is strong while Iranian pirates seized two U.S. Navy vessels and then, as pointed out by Rick Moran, violated the Geneva Conventions by publishing a photo of the captured sailors on their knees with their hands on their heads. The Iranian action was both piracy and an intentional act of war against the United States. If the boats strayed into Iranian waters due to navigational or mechanical problems, Iran was obliged under international law to render...
  • Calling BS on the official story of the Iranian capture of two US riverine boats

    01/17/2016 5:53:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/17/16 | Thomas Lifson
    See also: The most plausible explanation for the 10 riverine sailors captured by Iran A fascinating comment on Rick Moran’s blog about the Iranian capture of our sailors is making waves in the blogosphere and on Facebook.  It makes a lot more sense than any of the official explanations we have received for the capture and subsequent release of the sailors. Thomas Lipscomb explains: Flash! A former Navy SEAL, Matt Bracken, just blew up what I have been calling "a pack of lies from the US and Iran" on what the hell happened that got our boats captured and taken to...
  • Dramatic video shows ten American sailors on their knees as they surrendered to Iranian troops

    01/13/2016 2:48:19 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 86 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Wills Robinson
    Dramatic video shows ten American sailors on their knees as they surrendered to Iranian troops in the Persian Gulf while a U.S. 'commander' is filmed apologizing to the revolutionary guard Footage of sailors on the floor, with hands behind their heads surrounded by Iranian guards has been released It was aired on the Islamic republic's state television after the Navy personnel were freed following a standoff When the sailors were taken off of the boats in the Persian Gulf, they were questioned by the IRGC Later the captives were pictured looking relaxed while sitting on a big carpet sharing plates...
  • Pentagon: 2 US Navy boats held by Iran but will be returned

    01/12/2016 1:10:00 PM PST · by Crazieman · 154 replies
    Associated Depressed ^ | 1/12/2016 | Lolita Baldor
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon says it briefly lost contact with two small Navy craft in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday but has received assurances from Iran that the crew and vessels will be returned safely and promptly. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook tells The Associated Press that the boats were moving between Kuwait and Bahrain when the US lost contact with them. Cook says, "We have been in contact with Iran and have received assurances that the crew and the vessels will be returned promptly."
  • Safe Boating Tips (FReepers are Lousy Boaters)

    01/05/2016 2:00:33 PM PST · by VRW Conspirator · 26 replies
    Discover Boating ^ | Unknown | Unattributed
    No matter how much experience you have, it's always a good idea for everyone to review boating safety rules before departures. Below you will find 10 basic boating safety tips to help you stay safe: 1.Be Weather-Wise Always check local weather conditions before departure; TV and radio forecasts can be a good source of information. If you notice darkening clouds, volatile and rough changing winds or sudden drops in temperature, play it safe by getting off the water. 2.Follow a Pre-Departure Checklist Proper boating safety includes being prepared for any possibility on the water. Following a pre-departure checklist is the...
  • [N. Korea] Japan: Kim Jong-Un's Fishing Edict Behind Corpse-Filled 'Ghost Ships' Mystery

    12/22/2015 8:14:39 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Breibart ^ | Dec 17, 2015 | Frances Martel
    Japan: Kim Jong-Un's Fishing Edict Behind Corpse-Filled 'Ghost Ships' Mystery by Frances Martel 17 Dec 2015 When dozens of ships carrying decaying bodies began to wash ashore near Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, theories abounded regarding who were on the ships, where they were coming from, and what led to their deaths. Japanese officials are now saying they believe they have solved the mystery: the ghost ships belong to North Korean fishermen, urged by dictator Kim Jong-un to brave unreasonably dangerous weather for a bigger catch to bring home to the North Korean military. While similarly-constructed ships - often boasting barely-visible Hangul...
  • Ghostly ships filled with dead bodies arrive on Japan’s shores

    12/01/2015 1:18:16 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    CNN Wire ^ | November 30, 2015 | CNN
    An unsettling mystery has washed up on Japan’s shores. Over the past two months, at least eight wooden boats have been found in the Sea of Japan on or near the coast, carrying a chilling cargo — the decaying bodies of 20 people, Japan’s coast guard told CNN. ll of the bodies were badly decomposed and “partially skeletonized” — two were found without heads — and one boat contained six skulls, the coast guard said. The first boat was found in October, then a series of boats in late November. Coast guard officials are now trying to unravel the riddle...
  • New sub Navy's 'most lethal warship' ( USS John Warner )

    08/05/2015 2:44:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | August 5, 2015 | Brad Lendon
    It's 7,800 tons, 337 feet and $2 billion worth of steel and stealth, with war-fighting controls that look like a big arcade video game. That new-boat smell may have worn off a bit during sea trials, but the man in charge was pumped with pride as the U.S. Navy's newest submarine joined the fleet in a commissioning ceremony at Norfolk Naval Station on Saturday. The shiniest and coolest thing I've ever seen in my military career," Cmdr. Daniel Caldwell, a 22-year Navy veteran and the first captain of the USS John Warner, told CNN. "It's going to make whatever I...
  • The Transatlantic Race and the Mystery of the Sea.

    08/01/2015 9:48:02 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies
    A Continuous Lean ^ | 7/29/15 | Jared Paul Stern
    The Transatlantic Race and the Mystery of the Sea. Jul 29th, 2015 | Categories: Jared Paul Stern, Sports | by Jared Paul Stern With a course of nearly 3,000 miles from Newport, R.I., to Lizard Point on the southwestern corner of England, the Transatlantic Race is the world’s oldest trans-oceanic yacht race and one of the ultimate tests of a sailor’s skill. Nearly 50 boats running the gamut from 40-footers to superyachts, and modern racing machines to 100-year-old classics from all over the world competed in the 2015 edition which just wrapped up. Chicago-based Bryon Ehrhart’s Reichel/Pugh 63’ Lucky was...
  • Indonesia sinks 41 illegal fishing boats, including one from China

    05/20/2015 9:42:15 PM PDT · by rey · 54 replies
    Today online ^ | 20 May 2015
    Indonesia yesterday sank a large Chinese vessel as well as 40 other foreign boats that had been caught fishing illegally in the country’s waters, a move likely to spark a strong reaction from Beijing and other regional capitals.
  • Lockheed Martin-designed experimental naval vessel up for sale (Orig. cost $15M, your cost, $180K)

    01/31/2015 11:31:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Gizmag ^ | January 30, 2015 | Ben Coxworth
    Any millionaire can buy themselves a fancy yacht, but if you want a conversation piece ... well, it helps if it has a story behind it, and the Lockheed Martin-built Sea Slice certainly does. Launched in 1996 by the US Navy as a military support vessel, the experimental watercraft features a unique hull design that reportedly allows it to remain as stable as a conventional ship three times its size. It cost US$15 million to design and build, but you can have it now for the low, low price of just $180,000. The Sea Slice utilizes a variation on the...
  • Boats worth $1 million stolen from Upland storage facility

    09/05/2014 11:17:57 AM PDT · by Pajamajan · 101 replies
    San Bernadino Sun Daily Bulletin ^ | 9/3/2014 | Doug Saunders
    Upland>> Three boats worth $1 dollars are missing
  • CHRIST JESUS The Roar of Salvation

    07/28/2014 1:36:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 10 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 7-28-14 | Jedediah
    I shall rend the heavens soon in a new way for all the Earth is about to witness and taste of My glory as I (( ( Roar ) )) out salvation over the children of My creation and Now in this Valley of Decisions I shall rise up the mountains that choose Me and have chosen Me . So watch and see for The Latter Rain is about to flourish My Lilies of The Valley I AM about to dress in My Glory Isaiah 64:1-4 64 Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains...
  • New Jersey Pals Divided on Whether to Encourage Great White Shark to Eat Their Boat

    06/23/2014 5:16:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 23, 2014 | Caroline Bankoff
    A group of friends were fishing off Cape May, New Jersey, this weekend when a Great White Shark started circling their 35-foot boat, eventually lunging forward to rip a basket of fish right off the side. Rather than lose their minds with horror at the sight of a chomping, many-toothed sea creature — which, at 16 feet long, was nearly half the size of their ride — some of the humans leaned over the water for a better look. "Come back," sighed Steven Clark, the foolhardy dude who shot the video below. "Steven, don't, don't, don't — what are you...
  • US, Canadian boat owners left in limbo after armed raid on marinas by Mexico tax officials

    01/10/2014 2:54:03 PM PST · by Innovative · 26 replies
    The Gazette (Montreal) ^ | Jan 10, 2014 | Mark Stevenson And Amy Taxin, AP
    When heavily armed marines and government tax agents stormed eight marinas on Mexico's Pacific and Caribbean coasts, boaters thought they were witnessing a major drug takedown. The mostly American and Canadian retirees found out that the target was actually them — couples spending their golden years sailing warm-weather ports in modest 40-foot boats. After inspecting more than 1,600 vessels in late November, the Mexican government's Treasury Department announced it had initiated seizure orders against 338 boats it accused of lacking a $70 permit. The office says it has four months to decide whether to release the boats or sell them...
  • Graham Anley: Man Saves Dog Before Wife When Yacht Goes Down

    08/06/2013 8:04:19 PM PDT · by OneVike · 55 replies
    inquisitr ^ | August 5, 2013
    Yachtsman Graham Anley may be in the dog house for awhile. He was sailing on his yacht The Boundless with his wife and dog on Sunday when the boat had a little accident. According to a report from the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), the trio were sailing from East London, South Africa to the island of Madagascar. Graham Anley himself has worked as a volunteer for NSRI for 22 years. So he started off on the right foot. Everybody had on their life vest — even Rosie the dog, who had a special doggie life jacket complete with...
  • Bronze Age boat reconstruction is altering archaeologists' view of era

    06/01/2013 5:09:50 PM PDT · by Renfield · 6 replies ^ | 5-25-2013 | Simon Parker
    They were not clad in skins and they did not have to paddle for six hours at a stretch, but the experience of taking a replica Bronze Age boat out to sea was enough to convince archaeologists and boatbuilders of the value of their work."Until you build a boat like this, you cannot know the difficulties people in prehistory overcame," said lead archaeologist Robert Van de Noort. "And until you take a vessel out on the water you cannot see how efficient they were." Professor Van de Noort, along with shipwright Brian Cumby, was the driving force behind a project...
  • Modern Man Tries to Build a 3,500 Year Old Boat from the Bronze Age and Fails

    05/15/2012 7:13:08 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 55 replies
    IO9 ^ | May 14, 2012 | Casey Chan
    Modern Man Tries to Build a 3,500 Year Old Boat from the Bronze Age and Fails A team of people from 2012 tried to re-create and build a boat from 1550 BC, the Bronze Age, but failed spectacularly. When the ship was lowered into the ocean, it immediately filled with water and started sinking. Yikes, we suck. The team was made up of British archaeologists and craftsmen who have been hammering away and building the boat with Bronze Age tools and methods for the past three months. The boat it was based on, used oak planks sewn together with yew...
  • Weekly FR Boating Thread ~ Vol. 5 ~ Feb. 24, 2012 ~ Effects of the Economy on Boating

    02/24/2012 5:23:36 AM PST · by ImProudToBeAnAmerican · 43 replies
    Weekly FR Boating Thread ~ Vol. 5 ~ Feb. 24, 2012 ~ Effects of the Economy on Boating If the boating market is a barometer of the economy - perhaps we are currently in the eye of the storm.. When the economy heads south, boating is one of the first things people stop doing, and one of the last things people start doing again when the economy warms up. If you listed things from need to not need; food, water, clothing, shelter would be at the beginning the list, and boating would be second to last, right before owning property...
  • Weekly FR Boating Thread ~ Vol. 4 ~ Feb. 17, 2012 ~ Spring Projects

    02/17/2012 9:33:34 AM PST · by ImProudToBeAnAmerican · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Weekly FR Boating Thread ~ Vol. 4 ~ Feb. 17, 2012 ~ Spring Projects Launching ~ Weekly FR Boating Thread ~ Vol. 1 ~ Jan. 27, 2012 Weekly FR Boating Thread ~ Vol. 2 ~ Feb 3, 2012 ~ “Off Season” Weekly FR Boating Thread ~ Vol. 3 ~ Feb. 10, 2012 ~ Boat TransportationLast week’s thread had 23 posts, including boat transportation sources and recommendations. With Spring in the air and the boating season around the corner, what is everyone doing to prepare? This week I have been busy helping clients either prep their boats to sell or get...
  • Weekly FR Boating Thread ~ Vol. 2 ~ Feb. 3, 2012 ~ “Off Season”

    02/03/2012 7:14:40 AM PST · by ImProudToBeAnAmerican · 25 replies
    Last week saw the launching of this Weekly FR Boating Thread. 15 posts with 6 boating links – nice start! Launching ~ Weekly FR Boating Thread ~ Vol. 1 ~ Jan. 27, 2012 Everyone is welcome to come aboard – come on it, the water is fine!This time of year almost all boaters are mired in the midst of ‘off-season’. What do you do to survive your ‘off season’? Listen to boating music, watch boating movies, surf boating YouTube and blogs, busy yourself with Winter boat upgrade and maintenance projects, catch up on non-boating stuff? Where you do your boating...
  • Introducing the Ł3billion super yacht made of gold and platinum

    07/21/2011 5:58:57 AM PDT · by tlb · 40 replies
    Metro UK ^ | 20th July, 2011 | Joel Taylor
    built for a Malaysian businessman by British designer Stuart Hughes. It is 30.5m (100ft) long and is claimed to feature around 100,000kg of solid gold and platinum – making it worth a reported Ł3billion. Its main sleeping quarter is adorned with platinum accents, including a wall feature made of stone from a meteor - and bone from a Tyrannosaurus Rex. The hull is also wrapped in a thin layer of gold, while precious metals were used to make the deck, dining area, rails and anchor. ‘He wanted a plane doing as well but the thing would never take off if...
  • Five-deck Marquette 'floating community' to recreate Mark Twain's era on American waterways

    02/23/2011 10:04:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Marquette, a luxury 'river city' worth 109 million dollars, would reportedly cruise on America's waterways all year round, bringing back memories of the Mark Twain era. This kind of floating communities were a common sight on the Mississippi in the 19th century, which used to ply up and down the mighty river and develop trade in the process. But now such a view can also be witnessed in the 21st century. The five-deck Marquette will be a floating village with swimming pools, restaurants and its own 18-hole golf course. It also includes 180 apartments, each with a private balcony, the...
  • Oil refineries sue EPA over ethanol plan

    01/04/2011 8:03:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 131 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | January 4, 2011 | Ken Thomas (Associated Press)
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A ruling by the Obama administration allowing the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol is running into legal hurdles from trade groups opposing the plan. The National Petrochemical and Refiners Association sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday over the decision to allow the sale of gasoline containing higher blends of corn-based ethanol, the second major group to protest the ruling. The Obama administration said in October that gas stations could start selling the ethanol blend for vehicles built since the 2007 model year, increasing it from the current blend of 10 percent ethanol.
  • How Captain Elliot’s Party Boats Got an Obamacare Waiver

    11/15/2010 9:55:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    verum serum ^ | 11/15/10 | John
    Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit noted over the weekend that buried deep on the HHS website is a list of over 100 companies/organizations that have been granted waivers from the new health care law. Some of the companies on the list are well know, e.g. Olive Garden and Cracker Barrel restaurants and CIGNA health insurance. Others on the list seem conspicuous because of their small size. For instance, how did a company called Captain Elliot’s Party Boats get a waiver for their 10 employees? It turns out Captain Elliot’s Party Boats is the name of a company in Freeport, Texas...
  • Stockholm isn't Miami

    09/01/2010 4:26:59 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 7 replies
    09/01/2010 | WesternCulture
    Why waste your money on a 2006, used-up Maxum 4200 SY? Or yet another boring Lexus that lets you down? Over here in Sweden and elsewhere in Scandinavia, a lot of people are crazy about restoring old (wooden) yachts and veteran cars of the 1930s-1970s, even if nurturing such projects often set them back way more than buying new cars and boats would. Why is that so? Perhaps life was better around 1950? Or perhaps not. Personally, I'd say life always has involved hardship and seldom been carefree, but that didn't exactly bother people like Virgil Exner, did it? (Click...
  • (over 750) Gulf boats having trouble finding any oil: US official

    07/21/2010 10:50:55 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 100 replies · 2+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/21/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Some 750 boats drafted in to scoop up oil from the Gulf of Mexico are having "trouble" finding any crude in the sea, a top US official said Wednesday, almost a week after a busted well was capped. "We are starting to have trouble finding oil," US pointman Admiral Thad Allen, who is in charge of handling the government's response, told reporters. The boats, which have been drafted in to skim oil off the surface of the Gulf, are "really having to search for the oil in some cases" around the area of the capped well, he...
  • Rail subsidy makes sense

    07/11/2010 5:52:25 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 71 replies · 1+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | Sunday, July 11, 2010 | editorial
    While transit advocates are discussing where to put rail and how soon, a broader debate continues about the wisdom of spending any tax money on any form of rail. Critics say that if passenger rail were practical, private investors would happily build it and reap the profits. They're half right. If profits were to be had, many people would be trying to capitalize. But that's no justification to refuse to subsidize better mobility on corridors where road expansion is impossible or would cost much more than a rail line. The great expense of right of way, the slow return on...
  • UK News: Minister wants swap from planes to trains

    06/30/2010 5:27:21 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 18 replies
    flightmapping ^ | 30/06/2010 | ???
    The new coalition government's transport secretary has told the Financial Times that domestic flights will become a "thing of the past." In an interview discussing the government's aviation strategy, Philip Hammond said hi-speed intercity trains will be key to quelling demand for domestic and short-haul European flights. The government has already blocked plans for new runways at the country's three largest airports, Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, and instead wants to focus on developing a high-speed rail network between London, northern England and Scotland. The airlines are hardly panicking yet though, noting that it takes decades to build such rail networks....
  • Cleveland plans intermodal transportation center to link key landmarks

    06/23/2010 6:42:36 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 38 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | Wednesday, June 23, 2010 | Karen Farkas
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland plans to build a long-awaited intermodal transportation center near the lakefront to link the new medical mart, convention center and Flats east bank redevelopment. The center, north of the east edge of Mall C, would serve rail passengers, motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. It would likely extend over railroad tracks to just south of the Shoreway and include walkways to the mall and North Coast Harbor, city Planning Director Bob Brown said Tuesday. Along with hosting a new Amtrak station that would be a stop on the proposed high-speed rail line between Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati, the...
  • Bookings for European trains, ferries jump after volcano

    05/19/2010 6:27:53 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 4 replies · 159+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | Wednesday, May 19, 2010 | Steve Rothwell and Louisa Fahy
    LONDON – The volcanic ash cloud that's closed European airports in recent weeks is changing travel habits, leading to a surge in rail and ferry bookings. Richard Branson's Virgin Trains is reporting increased demand on its London-Scotland route. Channel Tunnel rail company Eurostar says summer sales are up, and ferry operators Stena Line and Irish Continental Group say that recent gains in bookings are more than a blip. The eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano on April 14 grounded 100,000 flights in six days, costing airlines $1.7 billion in sales, figures show. Further bursts have closed airspace across parts of Europe....

    04/03/2010 2:48:35 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 324+ views
    TERROR FREE SOMALIA - blog ^ | April 2, 2010 | By Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar, Special Correspondent for Somalia
    SNIPPET: "08:20 GMT, April 2, 2010 | The African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the none-militant Somali Islamists Ahlu Sunna wal Jama'a, which has ties with Somali government, have warned of simultaneous terrorist attacks by al-Shabaab militants in Mogadishu and in some neighbouring states including Kenya and Djibouti. The spokesman for the moderate Islamist group, Sheik Abdullahi Sheik Abdurahman Abu Yusuf, said in a press conference in the central Somali town of Dhusamareeb late Thursday that his intelligence services have gained reliable information that al-Shabaab are in the final preparations of planned terror attacks which will be...
  • U.S. Donates Boats, Military Equipment to Pakistan

    02/16/2010 7:17:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 201+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2010 – The United States recently donated a number of water trucks, field artillery cannon and patrol boats to the Pakistani government, according to U.S. State Department news releases. The United States donated five fast-patrol boats to Pakistan's Maritime Security Agency at the Karachi shipyard Feb. 13, 2010. The U.S. government also recently donated field artillery and water trucks to the Pakistani military. The U.S. government is set to donate four more fast boats to Pakistan later this year. Courtesy photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Four water trucks were provided to the Pakistani Army’s special...
  • The 41st annual “Blessing of the Shrimp and Pleasure Boat Fleet” Boat Parade!

    04/29/2009 7:47:08 AM PDT · by BellStar · 27 replies · 1,041+ views
    Kemah.Net ^ | 29 April 09 | Claire Durkee Worthington
    2009 Blessing of the Fleet The 41st annual “Blessing of the Shrimp and Pleasure Boat Fleet” will be held Sunday May 3, at 2:00 on the Clear Creek Channel, along the Kemah Boardwalk. Colorfully decorated shrimp boats and pleasure craft will file past the Cadillac “Authentic Mexican Restaurant” where they will be blessed by the officiating priest and minister. Hurricane Ike took a devastating toll on our area especially the local shrimpers.  Their livelihood was directly affected and many have yet to recover.  Therefore, our main focus this year will be to help them in their recovery efforts.  Bring...
  • Palestinian fishing boat explodes near Israeli coast

    04/13/2009 2:25:03 AM PDT · by Cindy · 40 replies · 2,554+ views
    YNET ^ | Published: 04.13.09, 09:24 / Israel News | Hanan Greenberg
    SNIPPET: "Israeli naval patrol identifies Palestinian fishing boat moving towards Israel; boat, apparently unmanned, explodes as it nears coast; no injuries, damage reported. IDF sources believe incident was botched terror attack" SNIPPET: "A Palestinian fishing boat exploded as it neared the Israeli coast from the direction of Gaza. IDF sources estimated that the booby-trapped boat was activated by remote control and meant to explode near an Israeli Navy vessel or a coastal community. A naval patrol followed the boat for about an hour and spotted no people on board. As it was several hundred meters off the Gaza shore and...
  • Fire-bomb at pleasure boat showcase causes extensive damage

    04/13/2009 2:42:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 987+ views ^ | April 13, 2009 | N/A
    04/13/2009 SNIPPET: "A home-made fire-bomb exploded at 3:25 a.m. at the KAPA Marines showcase, and the ensuing fire quickly spread throughout the two land plots where the company's pleasure craft are on display, totally destroying or causing extensive damage to more than 20 boats." SNIPPET: "Police bomb disposal experts are investigating the site, and have so far come up with two propane canisters."
  • Slippery Ships That Float on Air

    12/30/2008 5:33:53 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 9 replies · 964+ views
    SciAm ^ | December 30, 2008 | Steven Ashley
    For three days in September, an ordinary-looking cargo ship traveled up and down Norway's Oslo Fjord. Few casual observers would have guessed that the 272-foot (83-meter) -long vessel was gliding on a carpet of air.
  • Marina blaze destroys 20 boats Firefighters able to save about 130 boats by pushing them free

    12/20/2008 1:04:18 AM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies · 799+ views
    Deseret News ^ | Published: Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008 12:50 a.m. MST | By Ben Winslow
    SNIPPET: "The fire was reported about 11:23 p.m. Thursday by someone who called 911 reporting flames coming from the covered slips at the Halls Crossing Marina, a remote part of Lake Powell on the Kane/San Juan County border. National Park Service firefighters from all over responded, some flying up from Page, Ariz., to help. Photographs provided to the Deseret News showed boats engulfed in flames and burned out hulls floatingon the water. There were more than 150 boats moored at the marina — firefighters saved about 130 of them." SNIPPET: "Anyone with information on the fire is asked to call...
  • Police: Mumbai gunmen came by sea from Pakistan

    Print By RAMOLA TALWAR BADAM, Ramola Talwar Badam MUMBAI, India – The gunmen who attacked Mumbai set out by boat from the Pakistani port of Karachi, then later hijacked an Indian fishing trawler that carried them toward this financial capital on their suicide mission, a top police official said Tuesday. As evidence of the militants' links to Pakistan mounted, Mumbai police commissioner Hasan Ghafoor said ex-Pakistani army officers trained the group — some for up to 18 months — and denied reports the men had been planning to escape the city. "It appears that it was a suicide attack," Ghafoor...
  • NY Christmas boat parade changes name, loses fans

    11/25/2008 8:41:15 PM PST · by Coleus · 20 replies · 956+ views
    wtopnews ^ | 11.24.08
    <p>An annual parade of boats on a Long Island river that dropped "Christmas" from its name has apparently lost lots of supporters.</p> <p>About 1,000 people showed up Sunday for the Patchogue (PACH'-awg) Boat Parade of Lights. That's 500 fewer than usually showed up when it was called the Patchogue Christmas Boat Parade.</p>
  • Rising Gas Cost Rocks Boaters

    05/30/2008 7:44:07 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 69 replies · 241+ views
    JSOnline ^ | May 29, 2008 | Rick Barrett
    (The high price of fuel has boating enthusiasts spending more time anchored and less time with the motor running) Down on the boat docks, fishermen and weekend sailors are getting keeled by high fuel prices. Marina gas generally sells at about 50 cents a gallon more than auto fuel. By the peak of the power-boating season, in July, boaters could pay nearly $5 for a gallon of fuel that in some cases lasts only a few miles. Even now, a few hours of fishing on Lake Michigan costs George Artka several hundred dollars in fuel. He keeps his 39-foot power...
  • Iranian Boats Provoke ‘Serious Incident’ in Strait of Hormuz

    01/07/2008 3:30:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 26 replies · 158+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2008 – Three U.S. Navy vessels took evasive actions after five Iranian boats buzzed the ships transiting the Straits of Hormuz yesterday, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said today. Speaking to Pentagon reporters, Whitman called the Iranian provocation “a serious incident.” The fast Iranian boats approached at “distances and speed that showed reckless, dangerous and potentially hostile intent,” he said. The incident lasted about 15 to 20 minutes, he said. The Navy ships were going into the Persian Gulf when the Iranian boats confronted them. “Small, Iranian fast boats made some aggressive maneuvers against our vessels and indicated...
  • Ancient Boats Surface At Fla. Lake

    10/06/2007 9:19:42 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 44 replies · 758+ views
    local6 ^ | October 6, 2007
    IMMOKALEE, Fla. -- From a distance, the brown object near the bank of Lake Trafford looks like a log, or maybe a big alligator. Close up, though, it becomes identifiable as a large section of a dugout canoe, possibly more than 1,000 years old. As lake levels have dropped during the ongoing drought, normally submerged areas have become dry. Ten canoes, long buried in the sand, have been exposed. Click here to find out more! "They started showing up a couple of months ago, but I wanted to verify what they were," said Ski Olesky, owner of the Lake Trafford...
  • GILLIGAN'S 'OY-LAND' [Hasidim in 14-hour sea ordeal]

    08/09/2007 7:52:15 PM PDT · by Alouette · 19 replies · 739+ views
    NY Post ^ | Aug. 9, 2007 | Selim Algar
    August 9, 2007 -- Lost in a fog so thick and dark that they might well have been in the belly of Jonah's whale, six Hasidic fishermen drifted off the eastern end of Long Island for 14 hours before they were finally rescued early yesterday. Throughout the damp night, two of the men, who'd gone on the trip wearing only their bathing suits, kept warm by sharing the traditional Hasidic garb in which their four pals were dressed. "It was very frightening. We were just afraid of the unknown," said Levi Kirschenbaum, 22, a Brooklyn resident.
  • (Sweden:) Government to launch 'driving test' for boats

    08/07/2007 9:30:25 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 31 replies · 665+ views ^ | 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....
  • (Don't drive your Volvo on Absolut:) Swedes set sail for dinner

    07/23/2007 3:37:02 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 3 replies · 434+ views ^ | 07/20/2007 | Rob Hincks
    Storm-battered and abandoned in winter, Sweden’s harbor-side restaurants come alive in the summer. But two million boat lovers’ thirst for good food and seaside relaxation means tough work for the seasonal restaurant owners.
  • Back-Seat Driver: It's summer -- when RVs irk some [the eyesore in your neighbor's driveway]

    07/09/2007 8:59:03 PM PDT · by freedomdefender · 14 replies · 570+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 9, 2007
    RVs -- or trailers, auto or trailer coaches -- cannot be stored for more than 48 hours in the home's "setback" area. That's basically the driveway or any spot between the sidewalk and the front of the house. That's city ordinance 15.140.020. Break the city's 48-hour rule and you could get a $100 ticket. ... If a person really is loading or unloading the RV for a trip, officials may give him some extra time, Fernandez says. But, he says, you can't keep putting things in and taking things out. "You can technically load and unload ad infinitum," he says....