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3 years 9 months ago

Inspectors keep eye out for pesky mussels

Inspections have turned up no zebra and quagga mussels on Colorado boats this year. But state parks officials say there have been eight cases of the invasive critters found on boats coming from other states. More than 200,000 boats have been checked this year. Boats with standing water...

4 years 1 month ago

7 Gulf oil spill cleanup workers hospitalized

Seven workers helping to clean up the Gulf oil spill remain hospitalized after they reported dizziness, headaches and nausea while working on boats off the Louisiana coast. West Jefferson Medical Center spokeswoman Taslin Alfonso said Thursday that doctors believe the likely cause is chemical irritation and dehydration from long...

4 years 2 months ago

Fire destroys boats at Virginia marina

A large fire broke out at a Virginia marina early Wednesday morning. Firefighters battled the two-alarm blaze for hours before bringing it under control. Witnesses reported hearing an explosion shortly before the fire began. The fire destroyed three boats, but crews were able to move other boats and...

4 years 8 months ago

Madoff yacht, boats sold at auction in Florida

Bernard Madoff's yacht "Bull," two smaller boats and a Mercedes-Benz convertible have been auctioned in Florida for more than $1 million combined. Madoff's 1969 Rybovich, a 55-foot fishing boat, sold for $700,000 to an unknown buyer. A 38-foot Shelter Island runabout named "Sitting Bull" went for $320,000 and the 24-foot...

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