State, National & World News
A federal appeals court has rejected a widow’s lawsuit blaming the Coast Guard for failing to save her husband’s life, saying the agency does not have a legal obligation to launch rescues.
The National Sailing Hall of Fame inducted 10 of the sport’s significant heroes during its 2013 ceremonies in Annapolis.
A federal judge has sentenced a Somali pirate to 19 consecutive life sentences in prison for his role in the shooting deaths of four Americans off the coast of Africa, aboard a sailboat from Marina del Rey.
Imperial County leaders have hammered out a deal to restore the Salton Sea and raise $3 billion to revive the shoreline economy, driven by new alternative-energy development.
The sea lions, whose range stretches from Alaska’s Panhandle to California’s Channel Islands, are the first animal to be delisted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in 19 years.
Authorities are investigating the sinking of a 65-foot motoryacht owned by Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton, at a Lake Mead marina.
The Office of Coast Survey's decision to discontinue traditional lithograhpic charts on April 13, 2014 is based on declining demand, increasing use of digital and electronic charts, and federal budget cutbacks.
Nigel Hook and crew Dan MacNamara, Andy Hindley and Lance Ware set an endurance speed record in the Lucas Oil Ocean Cup: from San Francisco to Long Beach in 9 hours, 50 minutes and 51 seconds.
Linda Williams and Team II Success earned $368,675 -- capturing the first-place overall team jackpot, the top captain award and daily jackpots with a 774-pound blue marlin catch.
The crew of the 225-foot ship went all out in decorating the vessel as a haunted ship, then opened it for tours. Visitors brought canned goods to donate to a local food bank.
Scout, a 12-foot autonomous robotic solar-powered boat, has traveled more than 2,000 miles since it left Tiverton, Rhode Island Aug. 24 -- in an attempt to cross the Atlantic to Spain.
A live octopus hiding in a stereo speaker and a demon head attached to a baby stroller aren’t everyday finds on the coast. But when 51,543+ volunteers lend a hand, all kinds of items turn up.
Boaters who say they are fed up that the government shutdown is keeping them off Lake Mead paraded down the Las Vegas Strip in protest Oct. 6, as onlookers shouted and honked horns in support.
The Green Product of the Year is a major component of West Marine’s BlueFuture initiative to help create a sustainable future for the planet. This year's contest winner will receive an award of $10,000.
The water sport simply known as "jetpack" has sprung up all over the world since its debut two years ago. And it may attract even more people when new, lower-cost products are introduced next month.