Microsoft's Paul Allen's yacht MV Tatoosh causes coral reef damage, perilous pair of yachtsmen ask for help for the ninth time in seven months, and Fairline is bought out of administration. Read this week's news in YBW's handy bite-sized format.
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29 January 2016
The Microsoft co-founder and environmentalist has landed in hot water when his yacht, MV Tatoosh, accidentally damaged to 14,000 square feet of coral reef in the Cayman Island. Read the full story here.
Not again! In the latest accident the perilous pair’s boat tipped over and caught fire due to a candle not having been blown out properly. Read about their (mis)adventures here.
Good news for Fairline! The yacht builders have been are bought by two Russian investors and will continue to operate from Oundle. Read the full story.
Video: MRCC and Spanish Search and Rescue Services save ship crew
22 crew members were saved from cargo vessel in the notoriously dangerous Bay of Biscay. Watch the dramatic footage here.
Family members of a long-missing group of sailors are hopeful the NSRI have found their catamaran. Read the story and watch the video here.
22 January 2016
The appointment of Antony Sheriff, who succeeds Philippe Mellier at Princess, comes amidst a company restructuring and 350 redundancies.
Read the full story.
Two septuagenarian yachtsmen rescued off Cornwall have required the assistance of lifeboat crews seven times since July. Read the story.
Members of a Royal Navy project have made the first visit to the British Captain Robert Falcon Scott polar expedition camp in over 80 years.
See the photos.
A yacht that was used by Sir Winston Churchill and that brought scores of Allied soldiers to safety during World War II is for sale in France for €2m. See the photos.
Sixty people were forced to jump into the sea during a tourist boat fire a half-mile off the coast of New Zealand’s North Island. See the video.
8 January 2016
Two incidents of armed piracy against sailing vessels reported in the Caribbean in the last 10 days have prompted an Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) warning. Read the full story.
The runway was closed down temporarily to accommodate the much awaited arrival of the new Sunseeker 131, which is making her debut at the London Boat Show 2016. See the story here.
See the dramatic video footage of the trawler capsizing in freezing waters. Watch the video here.
The solo rower’s boat travelled some 2,000 km across the Atlantic to return to its owner. Read the heartwarming story here.
The luxury yacht builders made the announcement as part of a company restructure. Read the full story.
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