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Waterway and Maritime Transportation

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  • Big boats, motors debut at Miami shows

    Big boats and big motors were among the highlights on the opening day of the Miami International Boat Show and the Yacht & Brokerage Show. At the Miami Beach Convention Center, Sea Vee Boats unveiled its new 370Z center console and 270Z Bay Boat, the...
  • Europe must help African migrants facing death at sea

    Europe must help African migrants facing death at sea
    Four inflatable boats, each carrying more than 100 African migrants, recently set off from a beach near Tripoli, Libya, hoping to reach the Italian island of Lampedusa, about 180 miles across the Mediterranean. None of the boats made it: Ships rescued...
  • 6 cruise ships dock at Port Canaveral

    Port Canaveral was busier than usual on Sunday when six cruise ships docked for the first time. Florida Today (http://on.flatoday.com/1DXPaPI ) reports four of the ships are based out of the port and two were making port-of-call stops. "It's just a sign...
  • Coast Guard rescues disoriented snowmobilers on Lake Erie

    The U.S. Coast Guard led a man and his teenage daughter back to the Lake Erie shoreline and safety in western Ohio after they became disoriented while snowmobiling during a snow squall. The 18-year-old daughter called 911 around 5:30 p.m. Saturday...
  • On Tilghman Island, law-breaking watermen defended

    On Tilghman Island, law-breaking watermen defended
    On a midwinter afternoon, William "Billy" J. Lednum steered the Kristin Marie into the Knapps Narrows, a channel that separates Tilghman Island from the rest of the Eastern Shore. It was 35 degrees and gusty, but Lednum, a "waterman cowboy" who has won...
  • An Exceptionally Cold Winter Creates A Frosty Seascape

    An Exceptionally Cold Winter Creates A Frosty Seascape
    Long Island Sound has always been my winter safety valve, the place I'd go to escape the great white wilds of a New England winter to find sandy beaches and open water. Not this year. The water temperatures in Long Island Sound have recently reached the...
  • Hong Kong captain gets 8 years for deadly 2012 sea collision

    A Hong Kong ferry captain was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison for the deaths of 39 people in a 2012 accident that was the southern Chinese coastal city's biggest maritime disaster in decades. A judge handed down the sentence to Lai Sai-ming...
  • At Nature USA, ports stalemate cuts into apparel manufacturing

    At Nature USA, ports stalemate cuts into apparel manufacturing
    Apparel manufacturer Nature USA usually has enough raw material to keep its factory humming for 10 weeks. But with its next shipments stuck in limbo outside the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the Rancho Dominguez company will run out of yarn in a...
  • Coast Guard searches for 2 boaters missing off Gulf coast

    Crews from the United States Coast Guard and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are searching for two men who sent a mayday call, saying their 29-foot fishing boat was taking on water in the Gulf of Mexico. The call came in from...
  • 6 cruise ships dock at Port Canaveral

    6 cruise ships dock at Port Canaveral
    It was a busy weekend at Port Canaveral. Florida Today reports six cruise ships docked at Port Canaveral on Sunday. Four of the ships are based out of the port and two were making port-of-call stops. Chief Executive Officer John Walsh says it is a...
  • Backlog of cargo ships at L.A., Long Beach ports grows amid labor dispute

    Backlog of cargo ships at L.A., Long Beach ports grows amid labor dispute
    More cargo ships piled up at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports Monday as Labor Secretary Thomas Perez prepared to meet with shipping companies and the dockworkers union to revive stalled contract talks. The labor dispute all but closed the San...