State, National & World News
BREDA – For those interested in exploring the ocean floor, Dutch submersible manufacturer U-Boat Worx has launched a new ultra-compact two person HP Sport Sub 2.
The California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways and the California Coastal Commission’s statewide Boating Clean and Green Program, The Bay Foundation and the Keep the Delta Clean Program thanked volunteers for their hard work and support during the 2014 boating season with special awards.
BOSTON, Massachusetts – The wooden hull, three-masted frigate, USS Constitution embarked on its last scheduled cruise in late October before entering dry dock in 2015.
WASHINGTON (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Representatives of the recreational boating industry said they are disappointed that a federal appeals court has dismissed on procedural grounds a boating industry supported challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to prevent misfueling of vehicles and engines with gasoline containing between 10 and 15 percent ethanol (E15).
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Coast Guard is looking into why a ferry boat hit the piling of a San Francisco pier, causing injuries to 10 passengers.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) --The former Argosy riverboat casino has pulled away from its dock in Sioux City and started a long journey to a shipyard in Illinois, where it will be sold or salvaged.
Andras Bakos and rowing partner, Erik Harrewijn, will soon embark on a trans-Atlantic Ocean expedition in an attempt to make it into the record books.
GREAT WASS ISLAND, Maine (AP) -- The Coast Guard in Boston says one of its search and rescue teams and a local fishing crew helped keep a fishing boat from sinking.
PORTSMOUTH, Rhode Island – U.S. Sailing is now accepting nominations for its 2014 Rolex Yachtsman & Yachtswoman of the Year awards, widely acknowledged as the foremost individual sailing honors in the nation.
MIAMI (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — The Coast Guard rescued a man attempting to reach Bermuda in a hydro pod “bubble” vessel from the Atlantic Ocean 70 nautical miles east of the Florida coast on Oct. 4 after he began suffering from fatigue and called for help.
HUNTINGTON BEACH – Mexican immigration officials were at Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach on Oct. 9 to discuss and clarify steps anglers and boaters must take in order to fish in territorial waters south of the border.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. has become the 20th nation to join the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP).
SAN FRANCISCO – A team of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) researchers have confirmed the discovery of the 1910 shipwreck SS Selja and an unidentified early steam tugboat wreck tagged the “mystery wreck.” The discovery was made on Sept. 16 just outside San Francisco’s Golden Gate strait.
NEW YORK (AP) — Far off America's shores, an ocean reserve flush with rare seabirds, turtles and marine mammals will grow to roughly three times the size of California under a memorandum that President Barack Obama signed Sept. 25.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is offering grants to marina operators who want to improve their sewage pump-out facilities.