State, National & World News
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.
In response to reports that for some regattas, yacht club parties and even weddings, the Coast Guard assigns boats and crews to enforce “safety zones” on heavily trafficked waterway, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said that he was asking the Coast Guard for details on the costs involved with the safety zones they establish for private parties.
WASHINGTON (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — New York Sen. Charles Schumer has reintroduced legislation that would require posting of maximum passenger capacity limits on recreational vessels.
TORONTO –A Canadian search team recently announced the discovery of one of the two lost ships from English explorer Sir John Franklin’s failed voyage.
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican authorities say a mass die-off of fish at a lake in western Mexico was not due to natural causes.
After David Mallis, Don Mock and Robert Broadfoot began to talk about how they hated having to float in a lake with an upside down lifejacket, the three friends came up with the idea for BumFloat – an easy-to-wear float belt.
SACRAMENTO (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation June 28 reclassifying certain boating law violations from misdemeanors to infractions thereby removing jail time from the punishment which may be imposed on persons convicted of violating those section of the law.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York conservation officials say they plan to make $475,000 in upgrades to the boat launch on Upper Saranac Lake in the central Adirondacks.
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) -- Jackson County has hired former Ocean Springs Alderman Danny Jalanivich as harbormaster for the county's Ocean Springs Harbor.
MALIBU (AP) — Authorities say four people have been rescued from a burning boat off Malibu.
DUBAI -- Sunreef Yachts conceptual designers have released designs for a floating restaurant in Dubai and a Water Hotel in Camden Town in London.