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Friday, October 31, 2014
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Futuristic rowing vessel to cross the Atlantic

Futuristic rowing vessel to cross the Atlantic

posted: 10/30/2014

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.

Maine fishing crew, Coast Guard keep boat afloat

posted: 10/29/2014

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.

Nominations being accepted for U.S. Sailing’s 2014 Rolex Yachtsman & Yachtswoman of the Year Awards

posted: 10/27/2014

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.

Man floating in ‘bubble’ rescued by Coast Guard

posted: 10/26/2014

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.

Mexico to ramp up fishing regulations

Mexico to ramp up fishing regulations

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 10/23/2014

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.

U.S. joins anti-piracy organization

posted: 10/22/2014

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 divers help identify ship wrecks

posted: 10/21/2014

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.

Obama expands Pacific Ocean Marine Reserve to 6 times current size

posted: 10/18/2014

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.

Marina owners can seek clean vessel grants

posted: 10/13/2014

 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. 

Senator questions public funding for patrol of safety zones at private events by Coast Guard

posted: 10/11/2014

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.

Sen. Schumer reintroduces capacity limits legislation for recreational vessels

posted: 10/7/2014

WASHINGTON (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — New York Sen. Charles Schumer has reintroduced legislation that would require posting of maximum passenger capacity limits on recreational vessels.

Canada finds long-lost ship from doomed Franklin expedition

Canada finds long-lost ship from doomed Franklin expedition

posted: 10/2/2014

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 sees massive fish die-off at lake

posted: 9/23/2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican authorities say a mass die-off of fish at a lake in western Mexico was not due to natural causes.

A new kind of float

A new kind of float

posted: 9/20/2014

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. 

Gov. signs legislation reducing penalties for violating boating laws

posted: 9/15/2014

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.

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