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US Sailing names 2015 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year

posted: 2/8/2016

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Steve Benjamin and Annie Haeger have been named US Sailing’s 2015 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year.


It’s a plane! It’s a boat! It’s a plane-boat?

It’s a plane! It’s a boat! It’s a plane-boat?

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 2/3/2016

FLORIDA — Cosmic Muffin, a plane-boat tied up to a Fort Lauderdale dock, has the ability to capture people’s attention not only for its rarity but also for its interesting historic background.

Remains of lost 1800s whaling fleet discovered off Alaska’s Arctic coast

Remains of lost 1800s whaling fleet discovered off Alaska’s Arctic coast

posted: 1/21/2016

NOAA archaeologists have discovered the battered hulls of two 1800s whaling ships nearly 144 years after they and 31 others sank off the Arctic coast of Alaska.

Gov. Brown names Deputy Director to head Boating and Waterways

posted: 1/20/2016

SACRAMENTO (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Lynn Sadler of Fair Oaks as deputy director of the Division of Boating Waterways (DBW).

Coast Guard helps ensure crabbers follow rules

posted: 1/17/2016

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The C-130 Hercules motored north along the Washington state coastline in the wee hours of a frigid New Year's Day. Thousands of feet below, yellow halogen lights marked boats in the Dungeness crab fleet.

Maine-made yacht wins Australian race

posted: 1/16/2016

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) —A Maine-made yacht has won a prestigious sailing race from Sydney, Australia, to Hobart, Tasmania, and back.

Fast Facts: Fish Hatcheries

Fast Facts: Fish Hatcheries

posted: 1/11/2016

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) manages 14 trout and 10 salmon/steelhead hatcheries between Southern California and the California-Oregon border. 

On-Water American National Standard announced for recreational boating

posted: 1/9/2016

The U.S. Coast Guard’s National On-Water Standards (NOWS) grant management team and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced the approval and publication EDU-1 On-Water Power Standard which is the first of three proposed skills-based American National Standards (ANS) for On-Water instruction in recreational boating safety.

Floating hotel planned for Paris

Floating hotel planned for Paris

posted: 1/9/2016

Tourists who would like to experience Paris both on and off the water will soon be able to do so with the scheduled opening of a floating hotel in 2016.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks to clarify Clean Vessel Act

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks to clarify Clean Vessel Act

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 1/7/2016

NATIONWIDE — A public comment period to inform the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) of how to make the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) a clearer and easier-to-understand policy recently closed.

Miami International Boat Show permits get green light from Miami-Dade County

posted: 1/6/2016

MIAMI — The Miami International Boat Show has received approval of its Miami-Dade Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (RER) Class 1 Special Events permit from the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners. 

San Diegans are on shortlist for award

San Diegans are on shortlist for award

posted: 12/30/2015

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. – The most significant sailing performances of the year are being heralded by US Sailing with the announcement of the 12 men and six women who have been shortlisted for the 2015 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards.

Coast Guard vessel hit with laser, endangering boat crew

posted: 12/28/2015

LOS ANGELES — The Coast Guard has issued a warning that pointing handheld lasers at Coast Guard vessels and aircrews is dangerous and illegal.

EPA increases ethanol mandate

EPA increases ethanol mandate

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 12/24/2015

NATIONWIDE — More than 18 billion gallons of biofuels will be blended into the American fuel supply in 2016, according to the final volume requirements released by the EPA.

Survey vessel will be rebuilt as hotel vessel

Survey vessel will be rebuilt as hotel vessel

posted: 12/23/2015

Dutch ship owner C-Bed has contracted Wärtsilä Ship Design to supply the design for rebuilding its Seismic Survey Vessel, Viking II, for use as a hotel vessel. 

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