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The cruise ship that stranded thousands of passengers for days off the California coast in one of the nation's first cruise ship coronavirus outbreaks returns to sea Saturday for the first time in 18 months. The Grand Princess will depart from the Port of Los Angeles for a five-day cruise to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, part of a phased effort by the nation's cruise companies to relaunch the badly ...

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MIAMI — The number of Haitian migrants stopped at sea by the U.S. Coast Guard zoomed past 1,000 for this fiscal year after two interceptions of 260 migrants returned to Haiti Friday, the agency announced. For the fiscal year that began Oct. 1, 2020 and will end Thursday, the Coast Guard says, crews have intercepted 1,119 Haitian migrants. That exceeds each of the previous four fiscal years, ...

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If you put the best parts of "Outlander" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" together, you would get "The Highland Thistle" (Bowker) by KJ Fay, a swashbuckling tale brimming with adventure. The year is 1584; Scotland is on the precipice of a Civil War. Rebels and traitors are sweeping through the Highlands, building up their resistance to face King James VI. Amidst the mounting tension, we meet ...

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PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — It’s a lot later than originally planned, but MSC Cruises has finally made it to Port Canaveral. MSC Divina set sail this month on its first voyage from the Central Florida port, joining Disney Cruise Line, Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian as regular customers. Debra and Michael Millner of Jensen Beach became the first to step on board. They said they normally ...

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SAN DIEGO — Deep-sea divers Brett Eldridge and Tyler Stalter enjoy exploring the wrecks of ships and airplanes deposited by destiny on the ocean floor — sunk by stormy weather, shredded by war, mugged by mechanical mishap. They also share a passion for undiscovered historical hulks, those vessels lost to time and shifting sands. They know the waters off Southern California are home to dozens ...

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SAN DIEGO — A Navy undersea search and salvage operation began this week to locate and recover an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter and the remains of the five crew members killed in an Aug. 31 crash near San Diego, the Navy said Thursday. The Navy estimates the helicopter is on the sea floor 4,000 to 6,000 feet deep, according to the Navy's San Diego-based 3rd Fleet. Deep-sea search and recovery ...

Florida has been the first home for each of Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-class vessels since Oasis of the Seas debuted in 2008, but was set to lose out to China for the fifth ship in the class, Wonder of the Seas. But the cruise line announced some changes that will bring the ship to the Sunshine State early next year. What will inherit the title as world’s largest cruise ship will sail out of Fort ...

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Boeing's annual 20-year jet market forecast, released Tuesday, projects a rosy future beyond today's grim aviation realities. Aside from the air travel downturn, the aerospace giant is currently unable to deliver the 787 widebody jet due to quality problems and is only slowly ramping up the 737 MAX after the grounding of that aircraft for almost two years. Yet the company forecast anticipates ...

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MIAMI -- Fittingly, Rob Dixon was dockside on the waters of the Florida Keys when he learned that he and others had a shot at restoring a piece of maritime history. That’s the Alligator Reef Lighthouse, which was first lit in 1873 and sits four miles off Islamorada in the Upper Keys. Dixon, a longtime charter boat captain in Islamorada who still runs boats, checked his email to find a message ...