State, National & World News
HAVANA (AP) — A $3 million yacht recently left Key West with two barbeque grills, 250 channels of satellite TV and a just-in-case plan for rescuing stranded Cuban rafters encountered in the Florida Straits.
ENSENADA — The Mexican Navy invited The Log to spend a few hours at the country’s Segundo Región Naval Base in Ensenada to observe its Search and Rescue (SAR) operations.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — For recreational boaters, the waterway signposts known as aids to navigation are critical for a safe journey.
BOSTON (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — The U.S. Postal Service has issued a stamp honoring the U.S. Coast Guard for its role in protecting the security of the nation and advancing its vital maritime interests.
ALAMEDA — The U.S. Coast Guard seized a self-propelled semi-submersible vessel carrying more than 16,000 pounds of cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean July 18.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The public comment period for a proposed set of ethanol volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) closed July 27.
LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A trapped, hungry, wet and scared cat is now safe after she was found tucked away in a sunken boat pulled from Lake Havasu, July 28.
STATEWIDE — The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) announced a new pricing structure that will create significant savings for technicians working towards multiple certifications in the same calendar year.
VILLAS, N.J. (AP) — It might be fortunate nobody has asked Dvora Hart to count the Atlantic sea scallops recently captured by camera images off the New Jersey coast.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University says scientists using underwater vehicles and sonar have found a shipwreck off the North Carolina coast that may date back to the American Revolution.
Independent marine recreational bait and tackle retail stores provide a big boost to the U.S. economy, a NOAA study has found.
FLORIDA – St. Petersburg, Florida, City Council members recently approved plans to demolish and reconstruct its iconic pier.
STATEWIDE — A draft plan to complement the state’s efforts to address predicted sea level rise could soon become official if the California Coastal Commission adopts a guidance document on the topic at its August meeting in Chula Vista.
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Early registration will end Aug.15 for U.S. Sailing’s Sailing Leadership Forum 2016, which is scheduled to be held in San Diego Feb. 4- 6, 2016.
NATIONWIDE — A federal mandate for engine manufacturers and oil refineries to increasingly rely on renewable fuel blends for automobiles and vessels has an advocacy group endorsing the use of biobutanol as the gasoline of choice for recreational boaters.