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Plastic, plastic everywhere

Sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race came to the stopover in Newport, R.I., with a one-word message. It’s not “strength” or “endurance” or any other inspirational messaging poster you might see hanging in an office boardroom.

The Volvo Ocean Race boats pass under the Newport Bridge at the start of Leg 7, bound for Lisbon, Portugal.

Logistically, it’s a rat race

Sure, you’ve got some marketing challenges. But how about picking up and moving your shop to the middle of the Indian Ocean? That’s essentially the challenge Volvo Penta faces when it runs its Volvo Ocean Race around the world every three years.

Fate of Cousteau’s Calypso uncertain as it languishes

The Calypso, Jacques Cousteau’s research vessel, has languished in a coastal French warehouse amid a dispute between the Cousteau Society and a shipbuilding company over its restoration, which some say is a sign of the country’s fading maritime heritage.

June 22, 2015. The fleet arrives in Gothenburg Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, winners of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15.

Volvo Ocean Race crowns a new champion

Team Alvimedica skipper Charlie Enright won the final offshore battle of the Volvo Ocean Race today in Sweden, but the overall trophy belonged to his rival from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, skipper Ian Walker.

Pacific nation fights back against alleged poachers

A tiny Pacific nation’s government — tired of foreign illegal commercial fishermen pillaging its waters — set fire to four boats belonging to Vietnamese sea cucumber and marine wildlife poachers.

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