VIDEO: Rescue drama off Alaska

With winds as high as 120 mph and swells of 15 feet, four crewmen this week were forced to abandon their grounded 58-foot commercial fishing vessel and make their way to one of the Aleutian Islands to await rescue.

VIDEO: Rescue drama off Alaska


Boater’s World parent company files for Chapter 11

The more than 90-year-old company added the Boater’s World chain in the late 1980s, and said it “proved to be a positive contributor to the company’s profitability for a number of years and generated a positive cash flow through 2007.”

Boater’s World parent company files for Chapter 11

Genmar enters wind turbine market


Genmar announced today that it has entered new markets with its VEC technology. It has started manufacturing blades for the wind energy market. Genmar is also building special containers for the US Army National Guard. It recently received US$1.5 million for an initial test order, and delivered the first VEC containers last week.

Genmar enters wind turbine market

Twin Vee boats files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The builder of center console catamarans has also been evicted from its manufacturing facilities by Twin Vee’s founder, Roger Dunshee, who says the company still owes him US$200,000 in back rent. Dunshee sold his majority share in the company in 2003 to Tampa-based investment firm Stonehenge Capital Co. for an undisclosed sum.

Twin Vee boats files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Virginia Pilot Catches of the Week

Blueline tilefish

  • Julie Ball, Virginia Beach, 13-8, Norfolk Canyon.
  • James Beale, Virginia Beach, 12-0, Norfolk Canyon.
  • Steven Clements, Virginia Beach, 11-14, Norfolk Canyon.
  • Shaun Curl, Chesapeake, 10-6, Norfolk Canyon.
  • Steve Davis, Virginia Beach, 11-2, Norfolk Canyon.
  • Johnnie Herbert, Virginia beach, 10-11, Norfolk Canyon.
  • James Humphrey, Virginia Beach, 10-15, Norfolk Canyon.
  • Stephen Kendall, Suffolk, 11-8, Norfolk Canyon.
  • Reggie Myrick, Portsmouth, 14-8, Norfolk Canyon.
  • James Swindell, Suffolk, 12-7, Norfolk Canyon.
  • Jon Teig Jr., Chesapeake, 10-11, 44-Fathom Wreck.
  • Ike Twyman, Virginia Beach, 12-0, Norfolk Canyon.
  • David Wineman, Suffolk, 11-14, Norfolk Canyon.


  • Ronnie Larkin, Portsmouth, 20-8, Norfolk Canyon.
  • David Thompson, Portsmouth, 18-8, Norfolk Canyon.

Sea bass

  • Pete Bregant, Virginia Beach, 5-2, offshore wreck.
  • David Cohn, Virginia Beach, 5-12, offshore wreck.
  • Stephen Kendall Jr., Suffolk, 7-4, offshore wreck.

Speckled trout

  • David Jamison, Virginia Beach, 5-2, 6-6 and 6-14, Rudee Inlet.
  • David Payton, Virginia Beach, 6-4 and two at 5-6, Rudee Inlet.
  • Shawn Shapiro, Virginia Beach, 5-4, 6-4, Rudee Inlet.
  • Wes Spruill, Virginia Beach, 7-12 and 6-0, Rudee Inlet.

Striped bass

  • Mark Ashley, Gatesville, 42-0, coastal Virginia Beach.
  • George Beach, Virginia Beach, 41-0, coastal Virginia Beach.
  • Art Bond, Virginia Beach, 40-0 and 47-inch release, coastal Virginia Beach.
  • Eric Brinkley, Moyock, 46-8, Cape Henry.
  • David Buckwalter, Norfolk, 41-0 and 48-inch release, coastal Virginia Beach.
  • Linda Church, Virginia Beach, 42-0, coastal Virginia Beach.
  • Timothy Curle, Edenton, 47-0, coastal Virginia Beach.
  • Luke Garris, Virginia Beach, 44-8, coastal Virginia Beach.
  • Wes Laine, Virginia Beach, 41-0, off False Cape.
  • William Manning, Virginia Beach, 40-0, coastal Virginia Beach.
  • Andrew Meredith, Virginia Beach, 47-0, coastal Virginia Beach.
  • Paige Ray, Virginia Beach, 40-0, coastal Virginia Beach.
  • Shawn Shapiro, Virginia Beach, 41-0 and 44 3/4-inch release, coastal Virginia Beach.

Va. agencies tie into fishing line recycling effort | |

Va. agencies tie into fishing line recycling effort

Fishing line is one of the most important tools in the sport.

Trouble is, it needs to be changed regularly – leaving the problem of what to do with the old stuff.

Va. agencies tie into fishing line recycling effort | |