State, National & World News
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's proposal to lower the state's sales tax on the purchase of yachts and other boats could be moving forward as soon as next month.
Two entrepreneurs have issued a call for backers to help turn their vision into a tangible dream: Fish Call, a compact device using sounds and vibrations to lure fish to the line.
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.