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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Almost from the moment a converted crabbing boat became a floating strip club off the shore of an Alaska island, it’s been beset by legal tangles over safety rules and liquor laws. Now there are allegations that it’s been dumping human waste into a harbor.
SACRAMENTO — Boaters might be subjected to drawing blood sooner than being required to carry a vessel operator card in the latest iteration of a boater safety bill to be considered in Sacramento.
Scientists have developed an octopus-like robot, which can zoom through water with ultra-fast propulsion and acceleration never before seen in man-made underwater vehicle
SACRAMENTO — Southern California anglers could soon be facing tight restriction on bluefin tuna catches south of Point Conception, as the Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) discussed a restrictive policy to address overfishing and keep pace with federal and international regulations.
The majesty of the J Class era will return to the America’s Cup 80 years after the class last raced for the oldest trophy in international sport.
“We are so excited to have these boats splash. They are going to provide the utmost service to boaters along the coast,” said Capt. Charles Boniols, a partner in the San Diego and Newport Beach/L.A. Sea Tow franchises.
WASHINGTON, DC — Several representatives on both sides of the aisle revived an effort earlier this month to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and end ethanol fuel-blending mandates.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced after its Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 meetings in Abu Dhabi the lineup of competitive events for the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Sailing was not one of the events included in the announced lineup.
SACRAMENTO — The California Association for Recreational Fishing (CARF) received a favorable decision by a state appeals court Feb. 9, as a three-judge panel reversed a lower judge’s ruling and deemed a California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) fish stocking policy was potentially burdensome.
WASHINGTON (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — President Obama has signed into law H.R. 5771 (Tax Increase Prevention Act 2014) that retroactively extended over 50 tax provisions including two that affect boaters
When legislators approved and President Barack Obama signed the federal spending bill a few weeks ago, one provision prohibited the use of federal funds to enact statewide or local bans on the sale and use of lead in fishing tackle.
For the first time in nearly half a century, a rare albino bottlenose dolphin was sighted at an undisclosed estuary off Florida’s east coast.
KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Even on land, the Ghost looks futuristic and fast. The angular vessel looks like a waterborne stealth fighter. It rides atop underwater torpedo-shaped tubes powered by a pair of 2,000-horsepower gas turbine engines. Gyroscopes keep the ride smooth.
Dream Catcher Yachts of Dana Point recently announced the opening of new satellite offices in Newport Beach and Marina del Rey. The Newport Beach office, located at 2801 Newport Coast Hwy., will allow for additional slips and the ability to sell and store large boats.
MONTEREY — At its final meeting of 2014 in Monterey, the California Coastal Commission granted Newport Beach a 12-month extension to review changes to an amended Conditional Land Use Plan (CLUP) for a proposed development in the city’s Back Bay.