State, National & World News
SYDNEY, Australia — Google announced last month in Sydney, Australia, a partnership with Oceana and SkyTruth to launch a technology-based platform to leverage big data gained from satellites to illuminate where the entire world’s fishing is taking place.
OCEANSIDE — A new patrol boat will soon navigate Oceanside Harbor, as the Oceanside City Council unanimously approved funding for Harbor Patrol to replace an outdated boat.
SACRAMENTO — The start of 2015 means we are about half way through the second decade of the 21st century. It also means there are some new laws to pay attention to as you hit the waterways to either enjoy your vessel or reel in some fish (or both).
DARROW, La. (AP) -- More than three years after the award of a $5.2 million federal scenic highways grant, a steamboat museum originally envisioned to perch on the Mississippi River batture near Darrow is still in the planning stages.
Boaters urged to demand state ‘act with urgency’ to solve water hyacinth infestation crisis in Delta
SACRAMENTO (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Recreational Boaters of California says state agencies should be taking emergency action to address the infestation of invasive water hyacinth that is blocking waterways in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta with devastating impacts on boating recreation as well as marine-related businesses.
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- The schooner Ernestina -- the official tall ship of Massachusetts-- is heading out of state for a multimillion dollar restoration project, which is not sitting well with some people on Cape Ann.
CHICAGO, Illinois – Chicago’s newest boat harbor, 31st Street Marina, recently added a new attraction – a floating swimming pool.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- The Greenville laboratory that conserves the artifacts from Blackbeard's flagship held an open house, Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Queen Anne's Revenge Conservation Laboratory.
SAN DIEGO (LOG NEWS
SERVICE) — Its official; the America’s Cup will be held in Bermuda in
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.