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U-Boat Worx launches 2-person sub

U-Boat Worx launches 2-person sub

posted: 11/23/2014

BREDA – For those interested in exploring the ocean floor, Dutch submersible manufacturer U-Boat Worx has launched a new ultra-compact two person HP Sport Sub 2. 


2014 Dockwalkers honored for their volunteerism

posted: 11/21/2014

The California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways and the California Coastal Commission’s statewide Boating Clean and Green Program, The Bay Foundation and the Keep the Delta Clean Program thanked volunteers for their hard work and support during the 2014 boating season with special awards.

USS Constitution celebrates 217th birthday

USS Constitution celebrates 217th birthday

posted: 11/14/2014

BOSTON, Massachusetts – The wooden hull, three-masted frigate, USS Constitution embarked on its last scheduled cruise in late October before entering dry dock in 2015.

Court dismisses challenge to EPA’s E15 Rule

posted: 11/11/2014

WASHINGTON (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Representatives of the recreational boating industry said they are disappointed that a federal appeals court has dismissed on procedural grounds a boating industry supported challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to prevent misfueling of vehicles and engines with gasoline containing between 10 and 15 percent ethanol (E15).

Ferry backs into San Francisco pier, 10 injured

posted: 11/4/2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Coast Guard is looking into why a ferry boat hit the piling of a San Francisco pier, causing injuries to 10 passengers.  

Former Iowa floating casino traveling to Illinois

posted: 11/3/2014

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) --The former Argosy riverboat casino has pulled away from its dock in Sioux City and started a long journey to a shipyard in Illinois, where it will be sold or salvaged.

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. 

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