State, National & World News
Since 2014, when I wrote an article regarding the current status of the Temporary Import Permits (TIP) in Mexico, there have been numerous updates to the TIP system. The main change is it is now computerized, as is most of Mexico.
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The hull of Tracy Hollister’s boat, Ingrid Princess, appeared around the breakwater at the West End Mooring Basin just before 2 p.m. Oct. 16.
TOKYO (AP) — Lawmakers in the tiny Pacific island nation of Palau passed a law Oct. 22 to make almost all its coastal waters a marine sanctuary in the latest move to expand ocean protections.
The California Association of Harbor Masters and Port Captains have named John Davey, Chief Wharfinger for the Port of San Francisco, 2015 state Harbor Master of the Year.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Engineers at MIT have fabricated and tested a large-scale model of a harbor seal’s uniquely shaped whiskers.
SAN DIEGO - The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Petrel assisted with the successful disentanglement of a humpback whale Oct. 25 off the coast of San Diego.
SACRAMENTO (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Gov. Jerry Brown announced on Oct. 20 that he has appointed Cecily Harris of San Carlos to fill a vacancy on the Boating and Waterways Commission.
Crow’s Nest Yachts celebrates its 40th year anniversary this year as a staple of the yacht sales industry and North American West Coast yachting community.
Portsmouth, R.I. (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — US Sailing, the national governing body for sailing, has announced that it is accepting nominations from its members for its 2015 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards, widely acknowledged as the foremost individual sailing honors in the nation.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — A yacht that can pilot itself? This is the goal of three University of Buffalo engineering students.
ALEXANDRIA, VA — Mustang Survival announced on Oct. 15 it is voluntarily recalling two selected models of inflatable personal flotation devices (PFDs) manufactured in Canada between September 2014 and September 2015. The recall is being issued for the reinforcement of a portion of the bladder assembly that may tear when the bladder lobes are flexed apart while fully inflated.
MIAMI — The proposed agreement between the city of Miami and Key Biscayne fell through early this month as lengthy mediation sessions resulted in the village pulling out of the deal.
CHICAGO, Ill. — The American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced Oct. 12 NMMA acquired the rights to ASA’s four consumer shows: Chicagoland Fishing Travel & Outdoor Expo, Greater Philadelphia Outdoor Sportshow, World Fishing & Outdoor Exposition and Saltwater Fishing Expo.
Joe Abeyta, a 24-year military veteran, began his Kickstarter campaign last month to fund production for the LifeCool — a cooler that transforms into a liferaft when submerged in water.
SACRAMENTO — A bill proposal allowing government officials and public agencies to dispose of any boats found floating, submerged or beached in a public waterway after 10 days if it is determined to be marine debris was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.