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Yacht StarShip

Yacht StarShip Dining Cruises

  • 603 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
  • (813) 223-7999

Set sail on the waterways of Tampa Bay and Clearwater with Yacht StarShip and delight in a different kind of dining experience! When you come aboard our yachts, you can expect unmatched service, exquisite views and delicious, freshly-prepared dishes. Experience stunning Clearwater sunsets or the bright city lights of Downtown Tampa as you sip and savor your way through our upscale cuisine and cocktails. 

Yacht StarShip’s fleet of four luxury yachts are perfect for any size event from 25 – 600 guests and feature top quality service, breathtaking views, entertainment, and award-winning cuisine. Our all-inclusive event packages make planning easy seabreezy. Whether you want to tie the knot on a yacht, or create a sea of memories with a social celebration, our dedicated crew is here for you.

Make your reservation today! 

As America's first three-diamond rated dining yacht, Yacht StarShip offers the best views on the waters of Tampa Bay and award-winning cuisine. A dining experience on the 600-passenger Yacht StarShip, or the 150-passenger Yacht StarShip II is set to impress. Available for public or private cruises from Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, and other local ports. Reserve your table today!

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  • Cuisine: American
  • Days/Hours of Operation: Cruise dates and times vary. Call 813-223-7999 for information.
  • Dining Reservations: Required
  • Number of Indoor Seats: 600
  • Private/Group Room Capacity: 600
  • Style: Fine Dining
  • Total Restaurant Capacity: 600

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  • Average length of Stay/Tour: Stay 3 hours
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  • Largest Banquet Capacity: 600
  • Largest Classroom Capacity: 300
  • Largest Reception Capacity: 600
  • Largest Theatre Capacity: 300
  • Outdoor Facilities Sq Ft: 3000
  • Total Capacity (Reception): 600
  • Total Number of Meeting Rooms: 1
  • Total Square Footage: 6000
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603 Channelside Drive Tampa, FL 33602

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Dinner Cruises

Whether its an intimate evening for two or an exciting group night out, Yacht StarShip offers all the ingredients to make it memorable. Your dining experience will rank in the top 28% of all Restaurants; Yacht Starship is America's first Three diamond rated Dining Yacht by AAA. Your evening will include:

​ Boarding: Upon boarding, our photographer will capture a welcome aboard photo for you and your guests. You will then receive a friendly greeting from our Captain and Crew.

Private Seating: Upon entering the dining room you will be greeted by the Dining Room Manager. You will be directed to your private reserved table. All seats have a great view, however you can purchase a guaranteed window seat.

Summer Buffet: Enjoy freshly prepared cuisine from our Executive Chef and Galley Staff. A selection of dining options will take your tastebuds on an international tour of cuisine while cruising Tampa Bay! The entree menu changes seasonally, to see our current menu click on menu icon below.

Dancing: After dining, dance the night away as the Cruise Director plays the romantic classics and latest invigorating dance tunes. Requests are welcomed!

Spectacular Views: Enjoy a Champagne toast while taking in a Spectacular Florida West Coast Sunset or enjoy an After-Dinner Drink under the Moonlit Bay while looking for shooting stars.

All of our food is prepared to order and we can accommodate most dietary restrictions including gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian. If you have any food allergies, please let us know at the time of reservation and the chef may prepare something tailored to your needs. 

Lunch Cruises

Trade the mundane for the magnificent when you board our signature Lunch Cruise, accented by a narrated tour of historical Tampa sites and the Port of Tampa. Your dining experience will rank in the top 28% of all Restaurants; Yacht StarShip is America's first Three diamond rated Dining Yacht by AAA. Your Lunch will include:​

​ ​ Spectacular Views: Enjoy the best views of Tampa only possible from the water! View abundant wildlife from Pelicans to pods of Dolphins! 

Brunch Cruises

Yacht StarShip offers special event brunch cruises throughout the year. Please check our Special Events page for information on the following brunch cruises:

No brunches currently scheduled. 

Check this page periodically as we may add more brunch cruises throughout the year!

Sunday-Friday Dinner Cruise

Adult: $69.95​​, child: $39.95​, saturday dinner cruise, adult: $79.95​​, brunch/lunch cruise, adult: $49.95​​, child: $29.95​.

*Your Yacht StarShip Dinner Cruise tickets include a 2.5-hour cruise, reserved table, freshly prepared buffet, excellent water views of Tampa Bay at sunset, live DJ entertainment, and dancing on the promenade deck. Your ticket also includes compensation for your service staff for your meal service. Beverages are additional and may be purchased onboard. Standard restaurant gratuities apply for beverage (onboard purchases only). Please call us for more information on specific cruise date. For pricing on special events or holiday cruises, please refer to our Upcoming Events page or call our reservations line at 813-223-7999. For group rates and private events please inquire here.  This rate is not available for holiday or special event cruises. 

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Summer Sale Adult: $59.95

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See how Yacht StarShip compares to other national dining cruise markets as of 6/7/2016. 

City                               Weekday                 Saturday

Yacht starship, tampa      $69.95                     $79.95, new york                       $97.00-$134.00         $144.90, chicago                          $87.90-$114.90         $134.90.

Boston                           $99.90                    $119.90

Washington DC               $104.90                   $124.90

​New Orleans                   $79.00                    $79.00

Philadelphia                    $69.90                    $89.90

​Naples                            $61.50                    $61.50

Dinner for Two

*All Gift Certificates will be e-mailed to the purchaser's e-mail address after the transaction is complete in the form of a PDF attachment. There will not be any other hard-copy certificates mailed out. Gift certificates include a 2.5 hour cruise, 3-course seated meal (or buffet), and entertainment for two passengers. All Yacht StarShip tickets and Gift Certificates now include compensation for staff for meal service in ticket price. There is no longer an $8 per person gratuity to be paid on board for meal service.  Beverages and onboard purchases are additional. Standard restaurant gratuities apply for appetizers and beverage (onboard purchases only). Gift Certificates are valid one year from purchase date. Limited to parties of 8 on regularly scheduled dinner cruises. Not valid for groups. Not valid on holidays or special event cruises. Certificates are non-refundable. Not valid in December. Offer is valid while supplies last. Subject to cancellation without notice.

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  • Dining style Fine Dining
  • Price $50 and over
  • Cuisines American
  • Hours of operation Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–11:30 pm
  • Phone number (813) 223-7999
  • Website http://yachtstarship.com/
  • Payment options AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code Resort Casual
  • Executive chef Michael Russel
  • Location 603 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602-5443
  • Neighborhood Tampa
  • Parking details Parking is available in the Channelside area at the Tampa Port Authority Parking Garage: 369 South 12th Street, Tampa, Florida, 33602 located across the street from our location. You will receive a discounted parking rate by showing your cruise confirmation.
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Tampa and Clearwater, FL – Create a sea of memories dancing under the stars aboard Yacht StarShip! Yacht StarShip offers a variety of all-inclusive wedding packages for most budgets so you can set sail on your big day completely stress-free. With four breathtaking yachts in our fleet, your dream Tampa Bay wedding, reception and rehearsal dinner can come true on the water. With the luxury of reserving your private dining room OR your private yacht, your guests are sure to be wowed by this venue with an ever-changing backdrop! Yacht StarShip can relocate to St Pete and surrounding areas!

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The Ceremony:

Dockside or Underway: The Ceremony is included in the package, or the option of an extended reception time if no ceremony. You can provide your own officiant or the Captain can perform the ceremony for $200 dockside or $400 underway.

  • Includes White Chairs, Music (DJ), Microphone

The Cocktail Hour:

Included in the packages: Tables, Chairs, White Tablecloths, and Napkins. Some packages include hand-passed hors d’oeuvres.

The Reception:

Private Yacht or Room on a Public Yacht

Private yacht charters are for 25 or more guests and include: Venue Aboard Private Yacht, Ceremony – White Chairs, Microphone, and Music or Extended Reception Time if No Ceremony, Dinner, DJ, Coordinator, White Table Cloths and Napkins, Coffee and Iced Tea, Champagne Toast, Cake Cutting & Service, Servers, Bartenders and All Required Staffing. Tax and 22% service charge are additional.

You will only need to provide any further décor, photographer, and cake.

  • Most events are 4-5 hours. 30 minutes boarding and the rest cruising.
  • Capacity: 25-600 (300 seated)

The Food & Drink:

Different packages include different levels of alcohol that the client will pay for. Champagne toast, coffee, and iced tea are included in all of our packages.

Additional Packages:

Host your intimate wedding on a private yacht in Tampa Bay or near Clearwater Beach with the Yacht StarShip.

The private open-air top-deck yacht rental intimate wedding package for 25 guests or fewer starts at $1,000 and includes a ceremony set up with white chairs, a day of wedding coordinator, a DJ for the ceremony, and complimentary champagne.

Add on a 2-hour Yacht dinner reception cruise at per-person dinner cost. Prices range from $79.95- $125.00 per person

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Chris and Wendy are two of the best wedding sales managers in Tampa Bay! Both have years of wedding and event experience and they truly love what they do. It is a pleasure to work with couples and help them select an amazing venue, offering a unique experience on the water. Yacht StarShip is a fabulous venue, that strives to make your special day perfect!

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Yacht StarShip Reviews from Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples:

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We knew that our friends and family would have to travel to our wedding. Being spread out all over Canada meant that either Jon and I would be traveling or all our guests would. Jon was firm on making sure that our wedding would give everyone the opportunity to go on a fantastic vacation.

We had contacted many venues for our wedding, looking for something that catered to an intimate 50-guest, destination wedding. We wanted a venue that could host our ceremony, dinner, and reception. We needed something at one place because with all of our guests traveling to us, we had limited access to transportation. There were a lot of Uber rides and car rentals during our wedding weekend, so having a venue that provided our whole wedding in one place was really important. Yacht Starship provided a unique experience. The scenic venue and hospitality of the employees were amazing.

The most important elements of our wedding were the venue and the atmosphere. We wanted a venue that was unique and accessible, something that would create a lifelong memory for our friends and family who traveled from another country. We also wanted a light-hearted and fun atmosphere, and so we thought an open bar accompanied that well. We chose Yacht Starship because we thought it would be a unique and extravagant experience for our guests. Also, we needed something all in one place because with all of our guests traveling to us, we had limited access to transportation, so having a venue that provided our whole wedding in one place was really important. Yacht StarShip provided a unique experience, and the scenic venue and hospitality of the employees were amazing. The employees made it clear to us that they would ensure a personalized event and that we would have the day of our dreams. Being from Canada, we had a lot of questions, and there was no shortage of emails from me during the planning, but the Yacht StarShip always had a timely and helpful response. We loved working with them and would highly recommend them to any couple attempting to host a destination wedding!

Tampa COVID Wedding at Yacht Starship Venue | Waterfront Wedding Ceremony Ship Boat Deck with White Folding Garden Chairs and Greenery Garland

Blush Pink and White Waterfront Downtown Tampa Wedding | Yacht StarShip

We looked for something that was all-inclusive since we were re-planning the wedding so quickly. The Yacht StarShip offered a venue, amazing picture spots, catering, a coordinator, and a DJ which was everything we were looking for!

We hired Yacht StarShip because they were all-inclusive and checked all of our boxes when planning. They were absolutely amazing and so accommodating throughout the whole process. Chris was our coordinator, and she was so patient with my last-minute changes. She worked with our timeline and made sure we had a beautiful event!

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Nautical Inspired Downtown Tampa Wedding | Yacht StarShip

We looked for a location that was “all-inclusive,” affordable, and that would offer an enjoyable evening for everyone on our guest list. We also looked for a venue that fit our story and our unique personalities.

After speaking to many venues all over the state, we were amazed at everything Yacht StarShip offered for their very affordable packages. We were thrilled that we could get married on a boat, and the staff impressed us not only on our exploratory visit but also during our complimentary dinner cruise to experience the yacht before booking.

Everyone we encountered was extremely easy to work with, helpful in every way, and had the best personalities. Chris, our wedding coordinator, walked us through every step and reminded us of everything that we may have forgotten along the way. The Captain ensured that we stayed in smooth waters and our DJ spent the entire night feeling the crowd out and keeping everyone dancing. The entire staff also accommodated our last-minute changes due to guest cancellations, timeline changes, and some last-minute dinner revisions. Overall, their service from start to finish was phenomenal; we couldn't have asked for better.

The most memorable moment for us was walking down the aisle after the famous ‘I do.' Being surrounded by our family and friends, experiencing the salty air and perfect breeze was the best moment of the whole day as it felt like we could take on the world!

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Tropical Pineapple Inspired Waterfront Tampa Wedding | Yacht StarShip

I wanted something that was a complete 180 from our original venue.  I knew if we were going to move our wedding to Florida, I wanted it to be on the Yacht Starship (actually my dad’s suggestion). We both thought a wedding on a boat was really special and unique. We also liked that we were able to space ourselves out and that it was open air.

The Yacht Starship was amazing from beginning to end. They handled everything and really made planning a wedding from across the country, in the middle of a pandemic, possible. We cannot say enough good things about Chris Dorroh (our planner), the officiant, the food, the DJ, and the whole experience.

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Navy Blue and Dusty Rose Nautical Downtown Tampa Wedding | Yacht Starship

We looked for convenience, all-inclusive prices, and easy setup and tear-down service.

We chose the Yacht StarShip because most services were all included including food and drinks, ceremony chairs and sound system, cake cutting, DJ, setup, and tear-down. We were able to provide all the decorations, and they set them all up prior to the wedding. Our family and friends did not have to lift a finger!

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Romantic Blue Coastal Chic Tampa Waterfront Wedding | Yacht StarShip

We envisioned a venue in the heart of Tampa with a water aspect.

The Yacht StarShip is like family to us! I worked there throughout college and Taylor is a captain on the yachts. We thought it would be a great way to give our guests the best experience.

The Yacht StarShip includes an event planner, catering, bar services, and even DJ entertainment which was amazin g!

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Rocket report: starship stacked; georgia shuts the door on spaceport camden, united launch alliance is under pressure to ramp up the flight rate for the new vulcan rocket..

Stephen Clark - May 17, 2024 11:00 am UTC

On Wednesday, SpaceX fully stacked the Super Heavy booster and Starship upper stage for the mega-rocket's next test flight from South Texas.

Welcome to Edition 6.44 of the Rocket Report! Kathy Lueders, general manager of SpaceX's Starbase launch facility, says the company expects to receive an FAA launch license for the next Starship test flight shortly after Memorial Day. It looks like this rocket could fly in late May or early June, about two-and-a-half months after the previous Starship test flight. This is an improvement over the previous intervals of seven months and four months between Starship flights.

As always, we welcome reader submissions , and if you don't want to miss an issue, please subscribe using the box below (the form will not appear on AMP-enabled versions of the site). Each report will include information on small-, medium-, and heavy-lift rockets as well as a quick look ahead at the next three launches on the calendar.

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Blue Origin launch on tap this weekend.  Blue Origin plans to launch its first human spaceflight mission in nearly two years on Sunday . This flight will launch six passengers on a flight to suborbital space more than 60 miles (100 km) over West Texas. Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos's space company, has not flown people to space since a New Shepard rocket failure on an uncrewed research flight in September 2022. The company successfully launched New Shepard on another uncrewed suborbital mission in December.

Historic flight  ... This will be the 25th flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket, and the seventh human spaceflight mission on New Shepard. Before Blue Origin's rocket failure in 2022, the company was reaching a flight cadence of about one launch every two months, on average. The flight rate has diminished since then. Sunday's flight is important not only because it marks the resumption of launches for Blue Origin's suborbital human spaceflight business, but also because its six-person crew includes an aviation pioneer. Ed Dwight, 90, almost became the first Black astronaut in 1963. Dwight, a retired Air Force captain, piloted military fighter jets and graduated test pilot school, following a familiar career track as many of the early astronauts. He was on a short list of astronaut candidates the Air Force provided NASA, but the space agency didn't include him. Dwight will become the oldest person to ever fly in space.

Spaceport Camden is officially no more.  With the stroke of a pen, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed a bill that dissolved the Camden County Spaceport Authority, Action News Jax reported . This news follows a referendum in March 2022 where more than 70 percent of voters rejected a plan to buy land for the spaceport on the Georgia coastline between Savannah and Jacksonville, Florida. County officials still tried to move forward with the spaceport initiative after the failed referendum, but Georgia's Supreme Court ruled in February that the county had to abide by the voters' wishes.

$12 million for what? ... The government of Camden County, with a population of about 55,000 people spent $12 million on the Spaceport Camden concept over the course of a decade. The goal of the spaceport authority was to lure small launch companies to the region, but no major launches ever took place from Camden County. State Rep. Steven Sainz, who sponsored the bill eliminating the spaceport authority, said in a statement that the legislation "reflects the community's choice and opens a path for future collaborations in economic initiatives that are more aligned with local needs." (submitted by zapman987)

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Polaris Spaceplanes moves on to bigger things.  German startup Polaris Spaceplanes says it is progressing with construction of its MIRA II and MIRA III spaceplane prototypes after MIRA, a subscale test vehicle, was damaged earlier this year, European Spaceflight reports . The MIRA demonstration vehicle crash-landed on a test flight in February. The incident occurred on takeoff at an airfield in Germany before the vehicle could ignite its linear aerospace engine in flight. The remote-controlled MIRA prototype measured about 4.25 meters long. Polaris announced on April 30 that will not repair MIRA and will instead move forward with the construction of a pair of larger vehicles.

Nearly 16 months without a launch  ... The MIRA II and MIRA III vehicles will be 5 meters long and will be powered by Polaris's AS-1 aerospike engines, along with jet engines to power the craft before and after in-flight tests of the rocket engine. Aerospike engines are rocket engines that are designed to operate efficiently at all altitudes. The MIRA test vehicles are precursors to AURORA, a multipurpose spaceplane and hypersonic transporter Polaris says will be capable of delivering up to 1,000 kilograms of payload to low-Earth orbit. (submitted by Jay500001 and Tfargo04)

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SpaceX Starship's next launch 'probably 3 to 5 weeks' away, Elon Musk says

"Objective is for the ship to get past max heating, or at least further than last time."

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We're likely still a month or so away from the next launch of SpaceX's Starship megarocket.

That was the timeline Elon Musk offered in a post on X over the weekend, saying Starship's next test flight is "probably 3 to 5 weeks" away. "Objective is for the ship to get past max heating, or at least further than last time," the billionaire entrepreneur added. 

The 400-foot-tall (122 meters) Starship is the biggest and most powerful rocket ever built. It consists of two elements, both of which are designed to be fully and rapidly reusable: a huge first-stage booster called Super Heavy and a 165-foot-tall (50 m) upper stage known as Starship, or simply "Ship."

Related: Relive SpaceX Starship's 3rd flight test in breathtaking photos

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A fully stacked Starship has flown three times to date, on each occasion from SpaceX's Starbase site in South Texas — in April 2023, November 2023 and March 14 of this year . The giant vehicle has performed better with each successive flight.

During the debut liftoff, for example, Starship's two stages failed to separate as planned, and SpaceX detonated the tumbling vehicle just four minutes after liftoff. Flight 2 achieved stage separation , but both Super Heavy and Ship broke apart early, ending the mission after eight minutes.

On Flight 3, Super Heavy successfully steered its way into position for a planned Gulf of Mexico splashdown but broke apart about 1,650 feet (500 m) above the waves. Ship reached orbital velocity and flew for nearly 50 minutes, though it ultimately succumbed to the violent forces of frictional heating when reentering Earth's atmosphere .

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As he noted in his X post, Musk wants Ship to do even better on the upcoming Flight 4.

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SpaceX has been gearing up for Flight 4 for a while now. The company has already conducted static fire tests for both the Super Heavy and the Ship assigned to the mission, briefly igniting their Raptor engines while the vehicles remained anchored to the pad at Starbase. SpaceX also recently rolled Flight 4's Super Heavy back to the pad, presumably for more testing, a move the company chronicled in a post on X on Saturday (May 11).

However, there may still be logistical hurdles to clear; SpaceX is seeking a license modification for its next launch from the Federal Aviation Administration, which is overseeing an investigation into what happened on the March 14 flight.

Editor's note: The original version of this story incorrectly stated that SpaceX is seeking a launch license from the FAA for the next Starship liftoff. SpaceX already has a launch license; it is seeking a modification of that license. The story was corrected at 11:15 a.m. ET on May 14 to make this clear.

Join our Space Forums to keep talking space on the latest missions, night sky and more! And if you have a news tip, correction or comment, let us know at: [email protected].

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Michael Wall is a Senior Space Writer with  Space.com  and joined the team in 2010. He primarily covers exoplanets, spaceflight and military space, but has been known to dabble in the space art beat. His book about the search for alien life, "Out There," was published on Nov. 13, 2018. Before becoming a science writer, Michael worked as a herpetologist and wildlife biologist. He has a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from the University of Sydney, Australia, a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona, and a graduate certificate in science writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz. To find out what his latest project is, you can follow Michael on Twitter.

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  • Rob77 Admit a little disappointed at the delay, I'm sure month ago they were eyeing early May? But I guess its to be expected. It looked like they were getting another ready, maybe they might try 2 test runs consecutively? Reply
  • danR Translation: 6 to 10 weeks. From the days of Starhopper I'd been anticipating a gradual shift from linear cadence progress to exponential. That has been happening, but the exponent isn't very great, and isn't getting greater at any rate commensurate with getting manned missions to the Moon in under 4 years, or to Mars before 2035. Reply
  • Classical Motion Putting a man on Mars is no problem. Getting him back is. You will have to send and build an oasis before you can send a man. And you will need gravity and shielding for the trip. 2035-------maybe cockroaches. A man would only demonstrate ego over reason. Hollywood over reality. PR taken too far. What is the true value in going? Who benefits from the cost, time and resources? There is nothing new there. Send probes to our outer edge, out beyond Pluto and farther for newness. Analyze the corrosion of our system. We have recently found debris fields for all the planets. Perhaps our system leaves such. Reply
  • Classical Motion We might even excrete system debris in a pattern. Breadcrumbs. Reply
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Orcas attacked and sank a boat in the Strait of Gibraltar, prompting Spanish officials to issue a warning to sailors in case they ever encounter one of the giant sea mammals.

On Sunday, orcas sank a 10-meter-long boat with two passengers on board. The passengers, who were able to notify authorities in time, were rescued after receiving help from a nearby oil tanker and Moroccan authorities, states Salvamento Marítimo , Spain’s maritime rescue service, in a press release.

The boat sank near Cape Spartel, a promontory in Morocco near the entrance of the Strait of Gibraltar, a channel that connects the Mediterranean Sea  to the  Atlantic Ocean between Spain and Africa.

The country's Ministry of Transport and Sustainable Mobility prepared a list of things to do in case boats or yachts meet a pack of killer whales at the wrong place and at the wrong time.

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How to handle an orca encounter

According to the agency , people who encounter orcas while on a vessel should do the following:

  • Don't go near the side of the boat. Move to a space in the middle of the vessel where they're protected from sudden movements.
  • If the whales try interacting with the boat, don't stop the boat or turn off the motor. Move towards the coast or shallower waters.
  • Report the event to officials, even if the boat doesn't take damage.

Why are whales attacking marine vessels?

For the past four years, hundreds of incidents have occurred between orcas and boats or yachts.

And interactions still remain a mystery, Alfredo López, a University of Santiago biologist, previously told USA TODAY.

However, the whales' reasoning for the attacks could be as innocent as playful curiosity or as nefarious as targeting the vessels they perceive as competition for food.

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John Barbata, Drummer for the Turtles and Jefferson Starship, Dead at 79

John Barbata, the drummer who played on classic recordings by the Turtles, Jefferson Starship, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, has died, Rolling Stone has confirmed. He was 79.

Jefferson Starship paid tribute to Barbata on social media , writing, "We are saddened to hear of the passing of the great John Barbata, Jefferson Starship's original drummer. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends and fans. Rock in peace, Johnny!"

The news of Barbata's death on May 8 was first reported by Best Classic Bands . A cause of death was not immediately available.

Jefferson Airplane also honored Barbata on Facebook , writing, "Known for his exceptional talent, John left his mark on the music world by playing with bands such as The Turtles, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jefferson Airplane, and Jefferson Starship. Back in '72, during a hiatus for CSN&Y, David Crosby introduced John to the Airplane, who hired him instantly. You can hear John's drumming skills on the band's final studio album, Long Live John Silver , as well as the live album Thirty Seconds Over Winterland .

The New Jersey-born Barbata moved in his teenage years to southern California, where the drummer got his start in surf-rock bands in the early Sixties. The Turtles, a year removed from their hit rendition of "It Ain't Me, Babe" in 1965, enlisted Barbata to replace their founding drummer Don Murray.

Soon after joining the Turtles, Barbata and the band recorded their Number One hit, "Happy Together," followed by another hit, "She'd Rather Be With Me."  

Barbata would remain the Turtles' drummer for the Flo & Eddie-led band's final three albums together, 1967's Happy Together , 1968's The Turtles Present the Battle of the Bands - where Barbata earned a co-songwriting credit for the hit "Elenore" - and 1969's Turtle Soup . 

Soon after the Turtles dissolved in 1970, Barbata was recruited to step in as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's drummer, joining that Rock Hall-inducted band for a stretch of concerts that were documented on the live album 4 Way Street . That album featured the original live version of the Young-penned protest anthem "Ohio."

CSN&Y had a temporary breakup following 4 Way Street , but Barbata remained in its members' universe, playing on Neil Young's Time Fades Away , Graham Nash's Songs for Beginners , Stephen Stills' 1970 self-titled record and more. 

By 1972, Barbata was asked, at the behest of Crosby, to join the last incarnation of Jefferson Airplane's classic lineup - recording one studio album, 1972's Long John Silver - and then spent most of the Seventies with the reincarnated Jefferson Starship. With that ever-changing band, Barbata played drums on four LPs: 1974's Dragon Fly , 1975's Red Octopus (which contained the hit "Miracles"), 1976's Spitfire , and 1978's Earth , after which a car accident and a year-long recovery forced him to depart the group.

Barbata was later known for his infamous decision to decline an invitation to join the Eagles amid his tenure with CSNY. "[David] Geffen walked over to me and said, ‘There is a new group forming, and they want you to be part of it. They are called the Eagles.' I said, ‘Who the hell are the Eagles? I never heard of them,'" Barbata told the Phoenix New Times in 2014.

After his time with Jefferson Starship, Barbata largely withdrew from the music industry, eventually relocating to Ada, Oklahoma. He published a memoir, The Legendary Life of a Rock Star Drummer , in 2005. "I've got stories in there about meeting the Beatles, Elvis … I even met Albert Einstein when I was a kid," he told the Ada News in 2010.

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Orcas again sink yacht near Strait of Gibraltar as high-risk season looms

Two people were rescued after orcas hit the roughly 50-foot Alboran Cognac 14 miles off the coast of Morocco, the 26th orca encounter in the region this year.

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The boat-sinking orcas are back.

Around 9 a.m. Sunday near the Strait of Gibraltar, two people on board the roughly 50-foot Alboran Cognac reported blows to the vessel’s hull and saw damage to the rudder as water flowed into the ship, Spain’s maritime rescue agency said.

An unknown number of killer whales had struck again, after hundreds of such encounters in recent years.

Over the radio, responders told the two individuals to put on their life jackets, make sure their GPS locaters were turned on and prepare for emergency evacuation. In the meantime, Spanish and Moroccan rescue agencies began urgently working to save them, locating a nearby oil tanker and electing not to dispatch a helicopter.

After about an hour, that tanker rescued the pair 14 miles off Cape Spartel in northern Morocco, the Spanish Maritime Safety and Rescue Agency (SASEMAR) said in a news release. The boat was left adrift and soon sank.

Spain-based Alboran Charter confirmed its ownership of the sunken vessel and said the individuals were customers. The company declined to say more about what happened or who the clients were.

Iberian orcas sinking a ship is not new. Over the past four years, at least 15 orcas have interacted with hundreds of boats sailing in the waters off Portugal, Spain and Morocco, sinking a handful of vessels in seemingly coordinated ambushes. Some ships have been found with teeth marks; others appear to have been rammed by an orca’s head or body.

On average, there have been 168 interactions each year since 2020, according to Grupo de Trabajo Orca Atlántica, or GTOA, a research group studying the region’s killer whales. GTOA has tracked 26 interactions so far this year, down from 61 through a similar time frame in 2023.

It’s not clear why the orcas have recently bumped, bitten and sank vessels. Some scientists say they are simply being playful, or maybe are curious, or perhaps are coming after boats because of a loss of prey. A handful say the actions could actually be gratifying to the whales.

A leading theory, though, is one of vengeance.

This idea, advanced by a scientist who has studied the encounters, posits that a female orca suffered a traumatic run-in with a boat that led her to start attacking the vessels. And because orcas are intelligent marine mammals that learn behaviors like hunting together, others followed.

But there is disagreement over this theory.

Some scientists argue that the incidents shouldn’t be called “attacks” without knowing the whales’ motives. They fear that label could prompt retaliation by boaters, calling it potentially “harmful” to the critically endangered species with just a few dozen members.

“Science cannot yet explain why the Iberian orcas are doing this, although we repeat that it is more likely related to play/socialising than aggression,” a group of more than 30 scientists wrote in an open letter last summer. “ … When we are at sea, we are in the realm of marine life. We should not punish wildlife for being wild.”

The letter explained that orcas have been observed developing “cultural ‘fads,’” including carrying dead fish on their heads, and the incidents with the boats may be nothing more than a “fashion trend.”

SASEMAR warned that the risk of the encounters is highest between May and August, recommending that boats avoid the area between the Strait of Gibraltar to the Gulf of Cádiz to its west. It added that if a boat comes across orcas, it should not stop moving, and instead should head toward the coast and shallower waters. People should not approach the side of the boat and are barred from using measures that could injure or kill the whales.

“It is possible the behaviour, as previous fads have,” the scientists wrote, “will disappear as suddenly as it appeared.”

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