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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Some Oil Spill Products Found Ineffective

posted: 4/7/2014

Annapolis, Md. (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — For years there have been a range of products on the market to help boat owners contain engine oil or fuel spills in the engine compartment or on open water. These products range from simple absorbent pads to sprays, powders and bioremediation products.

Coast Guard Crew Intercepts 110 Pounds of Illegally Caught Fish

posted: 4/3/2014

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station South Padre Island intercepted a Mexican lancha carrying approximately 110 pounds of fish illegally caught in U.S. waters.

Mysterious Disease Continues to Plague Starfish

Mysterious Disease Continues to Plague Starfish

Shane Scott  |  posted: 3/27/2014

SAN FRANCISCO -- Usually when commercial fisherman Ed Tavasieff pulls his traps out of the cold San Francisco Bay, he’ll find healthy pink starfish.

Grand Banks Appoints New Northwest Dealer

Grand Banks Appoints New Northwest Dealer

posted: 3/20/2014

SEATTLE, Wash.– Grand Banks Yachts Limited has announced that it has appointed Stan Miller Yachts as a New Dealer in the Northwest (U.S.A.)

President Obama Picks Vice Adm. Zukunft as next Coast Guard Commandant

President Obama Picks Vice Adm. Zukunft as next Coast Guard Commandant

posted: 3/18/2014

WASHINGTON (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — President Barack Obama is nominating Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft to be the next Coast Guard commandant.

Once a Sandbar, Now a Marina

Once a Sandbar, Now a Marina

posted: 3/13/2014

VANCOUVER, Canada -- Canada’s newest marina, Milltown Marina, sits on the outskirts of downtown Vancouver, B.C. in a well-protected basin.

Sea Lion Escapes Great White Shark Attack

Sea Lion Escapes Great White Shark Attack

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 3/6/2014

LAGUNA BEACH --  An adult sea lion that narrowly escaped a Great White Sharks powerful bite is recovering comfortably at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) in Laguna Beach, Calif

Calif Students to Return Japanese Tsunami Boat

posted: 3/5/2014

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. (AP) --Six high school students from Crescent City are travelling to Japan to meet the owners of a small boat that washed ashore in Northern California two years after it was swept to sea during the March 2011 tsunami.

State Stuck with Bill When People Ditch Boats

posted: 3/4/2014

SEATTLE (AP) --  Washington state law requires owners of abandoned or derelict vessels to pay the full costs of removing or disposing of the problem boats, but owners rarely do

Hawaii Longline Boats Face Lower Tuna Catch Quota

posted: 2/24/2014

HONOLULU (AP)  --  Hawaii's longline fishing boat owners expect their sales of ahi will drop by millions of dollars under an agreement in which the United States will reduce its longline tuna catch for three years starting in 2015

Dredging of Lake Powell boating shortcut underway

posted: 2/21/2014

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- A popular shortcut for Lake Powell boaters is being dredged as the National Park Service capitalizes on the lake's low water level.

Alaska Ferry Serves as Aircraft Carrier

Alaska Ferry Serves as Aircraft Carrier

posted: 2/20/2014

KODIAK, Alaska (AP)  -- James Jackson and Jay Wattum wheeled one of the most unusual vehicles to ever travel aboard a state ferry across City Pier 1 and onto the Tustumena's cargo lift on Jan. 22.

Boat Operator Guilty of Killing Coast Guard Crewman in Collision

posted: 2/18/2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Mexican national was convicted Feb. 5 of killing a Coast Guard crewman by ramming a 30-foot boat into the vessel the crewman was in as it approached Santa Cruz Island off the coast of Southern California.

ABBRA Accepting Award Nominations, Including Boatyard of the Year

posted: 2/5/2014

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The American Boat Builders and Repairers Association (ABBRA) has convened its Awards Committee to consider nominations for its annual awards, recognizing excellence and significant contributions to the marine industry.

Bowhunters to shoot Asian carp on Illinois River

posted: 1/30/2014

EAST PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Bowhunters are being invited to shoot as many Asian carp as possible in a competition planned for July.

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