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Long Voyage by Short Sea Ship Sets LNG Fuel Distance Record

Nor Lines' Kvitbjrn, a 5,000 dwt short sea cargo vessel built to the Rolls-Royce Environship concept, has made history by becoming the world's first vessel to operate between Asia and Europe solely on liquefied natural gas (LNG) as the ship's bunker fuel.


Oregon State Researchers Track Gray Whale's Record 14,000-Mile Trek

This may go down as the longest road trip ever without stopping for a snack. Varvara, an endangered 9-year-old gray whale that Oregon State biologists have been tracking for years, made a whopping 14,000-mile roundtrip swim from Sakhalin Island in Russia to Cabo San Lucas, in Mexico and back.

Curious Whale Interrupts Ocean Dive

Researchers on a ship got quite the surprise when an unexpected guest crashed their underwater video stream.

School Sailboat Project Regains Wind

Local volunteers recently finished building a sailboat for the Blaine school district, completing a project that began four years ago as an after-school activity.

Historic Humboldt County Peace Boat Nearly Seaworthy Again, but the Golden Rule Will Soon be Departing Our Shores

This morning was a glorious morning at the Zerlang Zerlang yard in Finntown, the last vestige of the massive shipworks that once crowded the bay side of the Samoa Peninsula, a century or so ago. Goats and dogs and kids chased each other up and down piles of sand, and the sun smiled down warmly on the ten thousand pieces of jetsam that make up the Zerlang yard -- the scraps of wood and rope steel, the rows of shacks, the rust-stained cars and boats and barge. The boatwrights

Homemade Sailboat Launches Revelstoke Couple on Trip of a Lifetime

B.C. couple Jim and Debbie Gawiuk are ready to set sail on the trip of a lifetime after spending the past 14 years constructing their own custom-built sailboat.

World’s Largest Surfboard Being Built in Rhode Island

Bristol, Rhode Island has been known as one of the centers of the maritime world. The small town has a long history of boat building and today still has its fingerprint in the boating world.

This Hotel in the Middle of the Ocean is the Ultimate Super Villain Lair

Anyone can have their wedding or James Bond-themed party on land, but those looking for a baller location to host an extra memorable event can rent out No Man's Fort.

Second 144-Car Ferry Readied for Washington State

APRIL 13, 2015 -- The $126-million Samish, the second of three 144-car ferries, was recently accepted by Washington State Ferries (WSF), Seattle, WA, following its delivery from Vigor Industrial. Following two months of sea trials and crew training, the new ferry will begin service on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route on June 14, just in time for the start of the summer sailing season.

Puyallup Native Was More Than One of “The Boys in the Boat” to His Daughters

To the end of his life, George Hunt Jr. of Puyallup loved being on the water.

Derelict Boat Spotted off Oregon Coast

WALDPORT, Ore. (KOIN 6) -- A large boat, suspected to be debris from a Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011, was spotted off the Oregon Coast Thursday near Seal Rock.

Boat Inspections Begin April 25 on Lake Whatcom, Samish

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- People putting their boats into Lake Whatcom or Lake Samish this boating season must first have them inspected as part of ongoing efforts to keep harmful shellfish and other non-native species out of the lakes.

What’s Really In Your Marina Dock Contract?

What’s Really In Your Marina Dock Contract?

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 13, 2015 -- Be sure to read your dock contract carefully, or you may be surprised to find that you can be held legally responsible for damages and injuries, even if you or your boat were not the cause. It all could be in the fine print of the marina or boatyard dock contract that hundreds of thousands of boat owners sign this time of year as the boating season returns. Before boaters sign any dock contract, the national advocacy, services and safety organization Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has some tips for recreational boaters searching for a marina for their boat.

Hawaiian King's Treasures Home After 191 Years

A shipwreck hunter describes it as the first luxury ocean-going yacht built in the US, one that reportedly hit a shallow reef in April 1824, when everyone on board -- save, perhaps, the captain -- may have been drunk.

A New Swiss Family Adventure: Couple, Four Children Travel Globe in Solar-Powered Boat, Making a Pit Stop in Dana Point

The plan started in 2000 to circle the globe in four years.

 

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