State, National & World News
The death of British Olympic champion Andrew “Bart” Simpson May 9 during an America's Cup training session on San Francisco Bay gives fresh urgency to one big question: How safe are the boats?
The U.S. Coast Guard issued a Marine Safety Alert, warning that untested counterfeit portable fire extinguishers are being sold as Coast Guard-approved Amerex Corp. or Buckeye Fire Equipment products.
Gov. Jerry Brown has filled two vacancies on the state Boating and Waterways Commission.
A small boat that washed up in Northern California after the massive 2011 tsunami that hit Japan has been claimed by a city that was devastated in the disaster.
A Big Island project to improve Kawaihae’s Small Boat Harbor is going forward after years of environmental disputes.
Eddie "Flathead Ed" Wilcoxson boated what Arizona Game and Fish Department officials say is a nearly 77-pound flathead catfish at Bartlett Lake, north of Phoenix.
A Chinese vessel that ran into a protected coral reef in the southwestern Philippines held evidence of even more environmental destruction inside: more than 22,000 pounds of meat from a protected species, the pangolin or scaly anteater.
The 12th edition of the race will start Oct. 4, 2014, with an in-port race in Alicante, Spain, and finish with an in-port race on June 27, 2015, in Gothenburg, Sweden. In between, it will cover 39,895 nautical miles in nine months, the longest route in its history.
World sea piracy fell 35 percent from a year ago in the first quarter of 2013, with the spotlight shifting to West Africa as navies helped keep pirates away from Somalia, an international maritime watchdog agency reported April 15.
A 911 dispatcher in Washington state called on her own mother to rescue a stranded boater in the Columbia River, knowing that her mother could kayak to the area faster than the sheriff’s patrol boat.
An unwanted $80 million ice-breaking ferry owned by an Alaska borough has attracted one bidder to buy it -- but the bid was only for $751,000.
Workers in the southwestern Philippines have removed the last major part of a U.S. Navy minesweeper from a protected coral reef where it ran aground in January, and the damage will be assessed to determine the fine Washington will pay, officials said March 31.
British Royal Marines were stationed in inflatable boats on the River Thames on March 31 in a bid to prevent the 159th annual Boat Race between English universities Oxford and Cambridge from being disrupted by a protester in the water.
US Sailing will conduct an independent review of the sailing accident that occurred during the Islands Race March 8 off the coast of Southern California that resulted in the death of a sailor.
A report by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute scaled back revenue and cost projections. The area is still expected to see more than $900 million in economic activity, but the figure is down from an expected $1.4 billion.