BOSTON — The Coast Guard rescued two people from a burning sailboat Monday afternoon about a mile south of Sakonnet Point, Rhode Island. At approximately 4 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England watchstanders received a distress call via VHF-16 radio
Ever since the voyages of Christopher Columbus, scores of ships have inadvertently sailed into hurricanes, battled gigantic waves and chaotic winds — and been lost at sea. Among them: Spanish galleons, tall ships, military ships, cargo haulers and pleasure cruisers.
A pod of whales was in heaven off the New South Wales coast in Australia. The waters were full of delicious fish, and a seal found itself in the wrong neck of the woods. Instead of trying to jockey for
Paris (AFP) – The coelacanth, an elusive deep-sea dweller long thought extinct, had another item added Tuesday to an already-long list of unusual physical traits: an obsolete lung lurking in its abdomen. Similar to the human appendix, the organ was
Straddling the line between the creepy and the sublime, shipwrecks are tragically beautiful symbols of decades (or even centuries) long past. Whether they’re sunken underwater or beached along a shore, they have a way of capturing our imagination. Although the