State, National & World News
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Steve Benjamin and Annie Haeger have been named US Sailing’s 2015 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year.
FLORIDA — Cosmic Muffin, a plane-boat tied up to a Fort Lauderdale dock, has the ability to capture people’s attention not only for its rarity but also for its interesting historic background.
NOAA archaeologists have discovered the battered hulls of two 1800s whaling ships nearly 144 years after they and 31 others sank off the Arctic coast of Alaska.
SACRAMENTO (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Lynn Sadler of Fair Oaks as deputy director of the Division of Boating Waterways (DBW).
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The C-130 Hercules motored north along the Washington state coastline in the wee hours of a frigid New Year's Day. Thousands of feet below, yellow halogen lights marked boats in the Dungeness crab fleet.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) —A Maine-made yacht has won a prestigious sailing race from Sydney, Australia, to Hobart, Tasmania, and back.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) manages 14 trout and 10 salmon/steelhead hatcheries between Southern California and the California-Oregon border.
The U.S. Coast Guard’s National On-Water Standards (NOWS) grant management team and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced the approval and publication EDU-1 On-Water Power Standard which is the first of three proposed skills-based American National Standards (ANS) for On-Water instruction in recreational boating safety.
Tourists who would like to experience Paris both on and off the water will soon be able to do so with the scheduled opening of a floating hotel in 2016.
NATIONWIDE — A public comment period to inform the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) of how to make the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) a clearer and easier-to-understand policy recently closed.
MIAMI — The Miami International Boat Show has received approval of its Miami-Dade Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (RER) Class 1 Special Events permit from the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners.
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. – The most significant sailing performances of the year are being heralded by US Sailing with the announcement of the 12 men and six women who have been shortlisted for the 2015 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards.
LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard has issued a warning that pointing handheld lasers at Coast Guard vessels and aircrews is dangerous and illegal.
NATIONWIDE — More than 18 billion gallons of biofuels will be blended into the American fuel supply in 2016, according to the final volume requirements released by the EPA.
Dutch ship owner C-Bed has contracted Wärtsilä Ship Design to supply the design for rebuilding its Seismic Survey Vessel, Viking II, for use as a hotel vessel.