State, National & World News
Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis, the chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, and Col. Candido Alfredo Regalado Gomez, chief of Cuba’s National Office of Hydrography and Geodesy (ONHG), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to improve maritime navigation safety and related areas of mutual interest to protect lives and property at sea.
NEW YORK (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — America’s Cup racing will return to New York for the first time since 1920 with Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series racing on May 7-8.
The first operational dive of Okeanos Explorer’s 2016 season got off to a strong start in February when scientists aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ship discovered a pale cephalopod – the deepest dwelling, and highly elusive, octopus.
SEAL BEACH — The U.S. Navy is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the potential impacts of constructing a replacement ammunition pier and waterfront facilities at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach.
With the decision being made to remove sailing from the Paralympics the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation pledged to use the funds raised through Bart’s Bash in 2016 to help promote and develop disabled sailing globally.
HONOLULU — A joint patrol effort between the crew of the USCGC Galveston Island (WPB 1349), a 110-foot patrol boat homeported in Honolulu, and NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement in early March identified two potential cases of illegal fishing in the Pacific Ocean.
WOODS HOLE, Mass. (AP) — The ship oceanographer Robert Ballard used to discover the wreck of Titanic is headed to the Mexican Navy.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Caleb Paine of San Diego came from behind March 12 in the Finn European Championship to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic sailing team.
SAN DIEGO — El Niño has brought anglers some of the most unique catches during the past few months, but an angler’s recent catch of a Mexican needlefish near San Diego resulted in a multinational effort to rescue a boater stranded on Na Gli Gli Island in the South Pacific.
LONDON — Jonathan Schwinge’s idea for a modern superyacht built as a tetrahedron structure hovering over a body of water is inching closer to becoming a reality as he recently partnered with a yacht manufacturer to help the project come to life.
WATSONVILLE — Customers looking for the latest and greatest in today’s marine electronics should stop by Newport Beach and San Diego West Marine locations on April 8-9 to peruse the newest offerings from Garmin, Raymarine, Lowrance, Simrad, Shakespeare, ICOM, Fusion, Uniden and more.
DELAWARE — The recent publication of a paper co-authored by two marine scientists explains how autonomous underwater vehicles could be programmed to make independent decisions on what to do next while studying the ocean.
MUSCAT, Oman (Log News Service) — Former Olympic star Ben Ainslie of Britain lead his Land Rover BAR team to victory in the fourth event of the America’s Cup World Series.
SACRAMENTO — Assembly members and State Senators filed several proposed laws during the first 60 days of 2016, with a handful of bills focusing on waterways and fisheries.