May 11, 2013 |
The race on the Schuylkill was nearing its end above the Columbia Railroad Bridge when the coxswain for the Drexel women's novice eight called out sharply, "Look at your ribbons! We're doing this!" The coxswain shouted a little more, about whom and what they were doing it for. At that point, Drexel was within range but still trailing a La Salle boat in the final of the Kerr Cup on April 20. "Everybody just let go, and we just picked it up and went," said Jordan Marinchak, in the No. 6 seat.
May 10, 2013
A 72-foot-long Swedish sailboat capsized Thursday in San Francisco Bay while practicing for this summer's America's Cup races, leaving one sailor dead and another injured, authorities said. Artemis Racing said Andrew "Bart" Simpson , 36, of Britain died after the capsized boat's platform trapped him underwater for about 10 minutes. Simpson was the team's strategist and had won two Olympic gold medals. SOCCER: The job of coaching Manchester United has gone to David Moyes , 50, a former professional player who will have to step into the shoes of Alex Ferguson , 71. Man U awarded Moyes a six-year contract.
May 10, 2013 |
A 72-FOOT Swedish sailboat capsized yesterday while practicing for the upcoming America's Cup races in the San Francisco Bay, leaving one sailor dead and another injured, authorities said. San Francisco Fire Department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said the two people were injured when the Artemis Racing catamaran capsized at about 1 p.m. near Treasure Island, a former naval station in the bay. Both were brought to shore and taken to the St. Francis Yacht Club, where paramedics performed CPR on one of the two, Talmadge said.
April 29, 2013
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - A tow boat that recently sank off the southern New Jersey coast has been raised, but the man who was piloting the boat remains missing. The Press of Atlantic City reports the 49-foot-long Cape Hatteras was raised yesterday, five days after it sank off Ocean City. The vessel was discovered upside down and partially buried in sand Thursday night. The boat's captain, David McAuliffe, was making a short trip from Atlantic City to Somers Point when the vessel sank Tuesday.
April 28, 2013 |
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A boat captain and his first mate swam through dangerous waters for nearly a day before they were rescued after a sinking that their two passengers also survived, authorities in St. Lucia said Friday. Marine Police Sgt. Finley Leonce told the Associated Press that the captain and first mate were rescued Monday by a private boat owner who was helping with the search. "They were waving their arms," he said. "They were still swimming to shore. " The two men are employees of a local company called Reel Irie, which owns the 31-foot boat that sank Sunday off the north coast of St. Lucia while on a fishing trip.
April 27, 2013 |
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The fishing trip off the rugged north coast of St. Lucia was supposed to last all day, but about four hours into the journey, the boat's electric system crackled and popped. Dan Suski, 30, a business owner and information-technology expert from San Francisco, had been wrestling a 200-pound marlin in rough seas with help from his sister, Kate Suski, 39, an architect from Seattle. It was noon Sunday. He was still trying to reel in the fish when water rushed into the cabin and flooded the engine room, prompting the captain to radio for help as he yelled out their coordinates.
April 27, 2013
The 49-foot Cape Hatteras, a marine rescue boat that went missing Tuesday morning with one crewman aboard, was found Thursday night submerged near the Great Egg Harbor marker channel off Ocean City. The Coast Guard called off the search Wednesday night for boat captain David McAuliffe, 34, of Egg Harbor Township. But his family and colleagues from Sea Tow, a firm that aids distressed boaters in nonemergency situations, continued looking. A diver indentified the boat, which was discovered using sonar detection, in about 20 feet of water, upside down and partially buried beneath the sand in the heavily traveled channel, the Coast Guard said.
April 25, 2013
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - The Coast Guard continued Wednesday to search a 30-square-mile area off the southern end of this Cape May County barrier island for a boat captain who went missing Tuesday. Investigators said the 50-degree water was being searched for David McAuliffe, 32, of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., after a distress signal was received about 10:35 Tuesday morning from the 45-foot Cape Hatteras. McAuliffe, an experienced captain, left Absecon Inlet about 7:45 a.m. and was en route to the Great Egg Harbor Inlet for an inspection of the boat, which is part of the Sea Tow fleet, a marine rescue franchise in Atlantic City.
April 25, 2013
A man has been cleared of all charges stemming from a 2008 New Jersey boat crash that killed one person and injured four. A Superior Court jury in Ocean County on Tuesday acquitted Anthony DiGilio of Brick of vehicular homicide and assault by vessel. Jurors started deliberations Monday afternoon. Prosecutors claimed that DiGilio's 27-foot speedboat ran over a 17-foot boat on the Metedeconk River, killing Robert Post, 49, of Essex Fells. DiGilio kept going and told officials later in the day that he thought he had hit a log. Testimony during the three-week-long trial often focused on whether DiGilio had turned on the light at the front of his boat.
April 20, 2013 |
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - Closing arguments began Friday at the trial of a man accused of a 2008 boat crash that killed a man. Anthony DiGilio of Brick is charged with vehicular homicide. Prosecutors say DiGilio's speedboat ran over a 17-foot boat on the Metedeconk River, killing Robert Post of Essex Fells.