State, National & World News
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.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York conservation officials say they plan to make $475,000 in upgrades to the boat launch on Upper Saranac Lake in the central Adirondacks.
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) -- Jackson County has hired former Ocean Springs Alderman Danny Jalanivich as harbormaster for the county's Ocean Springs Harbor.
MALIBU (AP) — Authorities say four people have been rescued from a burning boat off Malibu.
DUBAI -- Sunreef Yachts conceptual designers have released designs for a floating restaurant in Dubai and a Water Hotel in Camden Town in London.
WAIMANALO, Hawaii -- The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab introduced the Ultra Heavy-lift Amphibious Connector (UHAC) prototype at the Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, July 11.
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Coast Guard crews intercepted two panga boats and an estimated 12,000 pounds of marijuana approximately 180 miles southwest of San Diego.
WASHINGTON (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — National Marine Manufacturer’s Association President Thom Dammrich says that the boating industry, and outdoor recreation as a whole, continues to see growth across the country.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cargo ships will be paid to slow down to avoid hitting whales and cut air pollution, under a new voluntary program being launched off Southern California.
SACRAMENTO (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Recreational Boaters of California warns boaters of the adverse impact a plan developed by state and federal regulators will have in existing Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta waterways utilized by all types and sizes of recreational boats
PORT OF LOS ANGELES - How do you lose a 59 foot giant rubber duck? Torrential downpours and heavy flooding accomplished that task in China in August.
VENTURA -- Located in Ventura Harbor, Coastal Marine Biolabs (CMB) is a non-profit organization that offers innovative, research-based science education programs to high school educators and students, both locally and nationally.
NAPLES, Fla.– After more than a year of paying rent in neighboring marinas, the slips owners at Olde Naples Seaport in Naples, Florida have been allowed to return their boats to their slips.
SEATTLE (AP) -- In 1936, a San Francisco police-boat captain gave a young boy a bronze bell engraved with Adventuress 1913.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing to protect fragile marine life, President Barack Obama acted June 17 to create the world's largest ocean preserve by expanding a national monument his predecessor established in waters thousands of miles from the American mainland.