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March 3, 1989 | From Times wire service s
Coast Guard cutters and helicopters searched today for a man whose dinghy was swept out to sea in heavy weather off Santa Catalina Island. Andre Krasowskis, 21, was last seen at 4:30 p.m. Thursday when he rowed from the island's Long Point, where he is employed at the YMCA's Camp Fox, a Coast Guard spokesman said.
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WORLD
January 11, 2004 | From Associated Press
An inflatable speedboat packed with Albanian migrants trying to sneak into Italy sank in rough weather in the Adriatic Sea, killing 21 people, officials said Saturday. Eleven others were rescued by the Italian coast guard after the boat sank late Friday near Vlora, about 85 miles southwest of the capital, Tirana. High winds had whipped waves to 20 feet. Two people were listed in serious condition, police spokesman Floriani Serjani said. No one was believed to be missing.
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SPORTS
January 30, 1985 | Richard Buffum
Sailors who have dunked a dinghy as they row ashore through breaking waves would understand. In other words, most sailors would understand. They would not call it "The Joy of Beaching a Dinghy" as Peter Howarth did in a recent issue of Waterfront magazine. The first thing to remember is, leave the inflatable dinghy at home. It is the most susceptible to broaching, which is a swing in the dinghy so that the beam faces the waves and there is danger of capsizing.
NATIONAL
January 29, 2003 | John J. Goldman, Times Staff Writer
It is a small-town tragedy in a New England-style seacoast village that stands incongruously in the Bronx. Police searched the icy waters off City Island again Tuesday for four teenagers who set off in darkness in a tiny rowboat after attending a party Friday night. No trace of the eight-foot dinghy or its occupants has been found. Authorities believe the boys drowned, and said at best they could have survived only 30 minutes in the frigid waters of Long Island Sound.
NEWS
January 24, 1987
The U.S. Coast Guard, employing a Falcon jet flown in from San Diego, resumed its search Friday for two Santa Barbara commercial fishermen whose boat was found capsized with "HELP" scrawled on the hull. Ted Hashamoto, 36, and William Dawson, 32, were several days overdue when the Coast Guard on Wednesday found their boat, the Carol Lee, upside down and partially submerged in an area where winds had whipped waves to heights of 18 feet.
SPORTS
January 24, 1987
In answer to Ray Butler's questions, I have never sailed a 12-meter boat, but I can identify with the experience--an experience which began in a nine-foot sailing dinghy. Sailing, or more specifically, yacht racing, was the sport of my youth. I live to race sailboats, the bigger the better. Ray, don't even suggest that The Times stop covering yacht racing, particularly the America's Cup. With respect to the second question, I understand the elimination process. It's the same for the NFL or NHL and a lot less boring to me. Finally, I am not tired of the attention this event generates; I read every word.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1997 | NICK GREEN
One man apparently swam to shore and a second was arrested on suspicion of drug use after spending almost two hours in the water outside Oxnard's Channel Islands Harbor early Wednesday after their dinghy capsized, authorities said. The rescue of Scott Warner, 27, of Oxnard by a fishing vessel about 12:15 a.m. triggered a land and sea search for his buddy that lasted until 5 a.m. and included Coast Guard and Ventura County Sheriff's Department helicopters and vessels.
NEWS
October 23, 1994 | Reuter
A French woman was found alive in a rubber dinghy after 15 days at sea during which her husband apparently drowned and her 5-year-old daughter was washed overboard just before help arrived, officials said Friday. Louise Longo-Huyghe, 36, was airlifted from the dinghy in storm-tossed seas 120 miles off the northwestern coast of Spain on Thursday afternoon.
NEWS
August 8, 1988 | Associated Press
The cruiser Vincennes, the U.S. Navy ship that mistakenly shot down an Iranian airliner in July, over the weekend rescued five Iranian fishermen who apparently had been drifting in a dinghy for more than a week, defense officials said today. The officials said the guided-missile cruiser was on a routine patrol in the Gulf of Oman, just below the entrance to the Persian Gulf at the Strait of Hormuz, when it spotted the five fishermen in the dinghy on Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
West Beach has gotten a face-lift to make it more hospitable to sailors and paddlers. The new quiet-water area was created through a $600,000 dredging project that removed 250,000 cubic yards of sand and re-contoured the beach. The nearly four-month project was completed April 26 and reopening ceremonies will be May 18, said Dave Myerson, city waterfront facilities manager.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
West Beach has gotten a face-lift to make it more hospitable to sailors and paddlers. The new quiet-water area was created through a $600,000 dredging project that removed 250,000 cubic yards of sand and re-contoured the beach. The nearly four-month project was completed April 26 and reopening ceremonies will be May 18, said Dave Myerson, city waterfront facilities manager.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1997 | NICK GREEN
One man apparently swam to shore and a second was arrested on suspicion of drug use after spending almost two hours in the water outside Oxnard's Channel Islands Harbor early Wednesday after their dinghy capsized, authorities said. The rescue of Scott Warner, 27, of Oxnard by a fishing vessel about 12:15 a.m. triggered a land and sea search for his buddy that lasted until 5 a.m. and included Coast Guard and Ventura County Sheriff's Department helicopters and vessels.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1995 | STEPHANIE SIMON and CARLA HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Jim Eakins awoke in a strange hotel room Friday morning with the disquieting knowledge that he had lost his home. Literally, lost it. The 28-foot wooden powerboat he had lived on for five years had simply vanished, ripped from its mooring in this week's stunning storm and tossed wildly through Los Angeles Harbor. Eakins had no clue where his floating home might be.
NEWS
October 23, 1994 | Reuter
A French woman was found alive in a rubber dinghy after 15 days at sea during which her husband apparently drowned and her 5-year-old daughter was washed overboard just before help arrived, officials said Friday. Louise Longo-Huyghe, 36, was airlifted from the dinghy in storm-tossed seas 120 miles off the northwestern coast of Spain on Thursday afternoon.
NEWS
April 23, 1992 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two men in a dinghy were rescued Tuesday several miles from Newport Harbor after they abandoned their sailboat, which had apparently been set afire by "careless smoking," one of the men said. Although the Harbor Patrol said it was still investigating the cause of the 11:20 a.m. blaze, the boat's owner, Johan Per Aslander, said later that he thought the fire might have started in a trash can below deck.
NEWS
April 14, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An Israeli gunboat fired on a dinghy carrying three Palestinian guerrillas off the southern Lebanon coast, sinking it, security sources said. The fate of the guerrillas could not be determined in the incident near the Palestinian refugee camp of Rashidiyeh, south of Tyre. In Israel, an army spokesman said a navy patrol boat "spotted a suspicious object in the water. It opened fire and searched the area afterwards, but nothing was found."
NEWS
May 9, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
An Israeli gunboat patrolling off southern Lebanon opened fire on a rubber dinghy heading toward Israel, killing five camouflaged terrorists, the Israeli military command announced Wednesday. It said the dinghy, spotted overnight south of Tyre, "attempted to escape our forces, at which point gunfire was directed at it. The dinghy was destroyed, and the terrorists aboard were killed." The dinghy was equipped with a 50-horsepower motor and was "painted in camouflaged colors," the command said.
NEWS
October 15, 1988 | Associated Press
Two Israeli gunboats backed by a helicopter gunship sank three rubber dinghies carrying Palestinian guerrillas who apparently were trying to reach Israel from southern Lebanon, police said Friday. At least three guerrillas were killed in the clash Thursday off the port of Tyre in southern Lebanon, a police spokesman said. In Jerusalem, an Israeli army spokesman said he knew nothing about the incident.
NEWS
March 3, 1989 | From Times wire service s
Coast Guard cutters and helicopters searched today for a man whose dinghy was swept out to sea in heavy weather off Santa Catalina Island. Andre Krasowskis, 21, was last seen at 4:30 p.m. Thursday when he rowed from the island's Long Point, where he is employed at the YMCA's Camp Fox, a Coast Guard spokesman said.
NEWS
October 15, 1988 | Associated Press
Two Israeli gunboats backed by a helicopter gunship sank three rubber dinghies carrying Palestinian guerrillas who apparently were trying to reach Israel from southern Lebanon, police said Friday. At least three guerrillas were killed in the clash Thursday off the port of Tyre in southern Lebanon, a police spokesman said. In Jerusalem, an Israeli army spokesman said he knew nothing about the incident.
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