Employers added 217,000 jobs in May and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
The marine industry is a global enterprise. Builders, dealers, marinas, equipment manufacturers and other businesses are found worldwide, and there are major boat shows on all continents.
The International Council of Marine Industry Associations World Marinas Conference began Monday in Istanbul, Turkey, with 225 people arriving from every continent, covering 27 countries.
Built in Sydney, Australia, in 1901, one of the world’s last remaining Edwardian steam yachts has new owners, a Melbourne family who intend to keep the boat in the South Pacific country.
Hella Marine named Markus Fruehwirth as its new European division manager.
One of the United Kingdom’s fastest-growing communication and safety-at-sea specialists, Ocean Signal, expanded its facility at its Margate, England, headquarters.
Consumer confidence showed improvement in May after a decline in April.
Fairline Boats’s longest-serving U.S. dealer, Total Marine, is expanding with new offices in Annapolis, Md.
With the opening of IMS 700, IMS Shipyard says it is now the largest yacht repair and refit shipyard on the Mediterranean.
The melting West Antarctic ice sheet is past the point of no return, two studies found Monday and scientists say the melt will change coastlines and create the need to revise all sea level rise projects by at least 3 feet.
A diver “shaking hands” with a 52-foot whale had it all captured by a diving friend off the coast of Hawaii.