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Waterway and Maritime Transportation

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  • Crews survey ocean, Oahu coastline for oil after ship sinks with 75,000 gallons of diesel fuel

    Officials on Friday were surveying the ocean and shoreline for signs of spilled oil after a towing vessel sank off Oahu. Crews are looking for oil from the air and along the shoreline, Coast Guard spokeswoman Petty Officer Melissa McKenzie said. The...
  • The Harbor Report: Rowing into champion status

    While moving around the harbor the other day, I noticed all the different college alumni flags flying from homes and boats and the different stickers on cars passing by. I started to wonder: What is our harbor's home team, the team we can all get behind...
  • From the Boathouse: Giving laurels to the lifesavers

    Ahoy! Recently, two towboat captains received the Woody Pollak Lifesaving Award from BoatU.S. at a conference in Clearwater Beach, Fla. You may remember Capt. Woody, who passed away off Corona del Mar while being towed on a surfboard. He operated...
  • Hunting for smugglers — of drugs and humans — off California's coast

    Hunting for smugglers — of drugs and humans — off California's coast
    John Babbini's words were hard to hear over the noise of the boat's propellers churning the water, so he leaned back and talked over his right shoulder. "We're going to have to watch 'Master and Commander' later," he bellowed in a thick New Jersey...
  • 'Frozen' takeovers coming to Disney Cruise Line

    'Frozen' takeovers coming to Disney Cruise Line
    Disney Cruise Line is embracing the cold this summer with a spate of "Frozen"-themed activities and performances on the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder. When the Magic heads to Europe and Wonder to Alaska in May, the blockbuster animated hit will get its...
  • Florida woman shells out $164K per year living on luxury cruise ship

    Florida woman shells out $164K per year living on luxury cruise ship
    For $164,000 a year, 86-year-old Florida widow Lee Wachtstetter gets to see the world while living in the lap of luxury. Wachtstetter used to love cruising with her husband and after he died, she promised him she would keep up with the tradition. She...
  • Cruises: Small-ship tour along Australia's Great Barrier Reef

    Cruises: Small-ship tour along Australia's Great Barrier Reef
    AdventureSmith Explorations is offering four-, five- or eight-day small-ship cruises that are good for families, with activities that suit all ages. Stops on the four-day excursion include Thetford Reef, for snorkeling and a glass-bottom-boat tour of...
  • Reader Report: A little-known Modjeska sea tale

    Reader Report: A little-known Modjeska sea tale
    There can be no doubt that Helena Modjeska, the fabled Polish-born Shakespearean actress who died 106 years ago at age 68, will forever be immortalized in the harbor area and Southern California. Her name, for example, was given to Modjeska Circle, a...
  • Allianz PGA golf back in Boca

    Allianz PGA golf back in Boca
    The Allianz Championship is back with a field of PGA golfers making their ninth annual tour stop in Boca Raton from Feb. 2 through 8, with play Feb. 6, 7 and 8 on The Old Course at Broken Sound, off Yamato Road between Military Trail and Congress Avenue....
  • US-Cuba diplomatic thaw puts Mariel port back in spotlight

    MARIEL, Cuba The deepwater port of Mariel, once the site of a massive exodus of refugees to the United States, may soon be the stage for a new chapter in Cuba's history, one that flirts gently with global trade and free markets. A $1 billion project to...
  • Konrad ordeal spurs suggestions for safer boating

     Konrad ordeal spurs suggestions for safer boating
    When a day of boating goes wrong, you can't help but think of what you should have done differently to avoid putting yourself in that situation. My first thought after our boat sank in Biscayne Bay was I wish I'd been wearing a life jacket. My...