State, National & World News
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — The state has started an investigation into a Lahaina boatyard's practice of collecting storage fees from boaters near the Mala boat ramp.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — For the second year in a row, Serenity has topped the Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS) Top Ten Boat Names list.
PORTSMOUTH, Virginia (AP) — In good condition with no signs of sunburn, dehydration or other ailments, a man reported missing at sea two months ago was rescued on the overturned hull of his sailboat off North Carolina's coast and walked away from a hospital just hours later.
Boaters can expect to pay a little more for a gallon of diesel in Mexico this year than they paid last year, but the exact amount depends on where and when you fill up.
LONDON — Boat owners who are looking to step up their boating game can invest in a specially designed floating structure that provides the opportunity to have a house on the water, while being kind to environment.
SAN DIEGO — Boaters should not expect a cell phone to autonomously navigate a boat or a mobile device to double as live bait or a fishing rod.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal legislators in Washington, D.C. seem to agree the Renewable Fuel Standard needs to be reformed, as demonstrated by a pair of bills currently circulating in both houses of Congress.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bipartisan group of senators from the Midwest and Atlantic Seaboard introduced a bill March 23 to restore funding for boater safety and sport fish restoration programs.
Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.), who has been co-chair of the Congressional Boating Caucus since the 110th Congress, will not seek re-election in 2016, she announced Thursday, March 5.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The Coast Guard says recent poaching in U.S. waters represents some of the 1,100 instances of illegal fishing by Mexican boats recorded each year in the Gulf.
CHRISTMAS COVE, Virgin Islands — Getting a pizza fix while on the water is no longer a problem for boaters out on Christmas Cove in the Virgin Islands.
PARIS (AP) — Florence Arthaud — a pioneer in woman’s sailing — was killed when two helicopters filming a European reality show crashed in a remote part of Argentina. She was 57.
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida — Capt. Peter Horner and crew members Josh Clark and Matthew Haskell of San Diego-based Marine Group Boat Works, a boat builder of various workboats, were on their way to delivering the fourth newly built dive boat to the Navy when they saw a series of what looked like emergency flashlight signals in the water.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Almost from the moment a converted crabbing boat became a floating strip club off the shore of an Alaska island, it’s been beset by legal tangles over safety rules and liquor laws. Now there are allegations that it’s been dumping human waste into a harbor.
SACRAMENTO — Boaters might be subjected to drawing blood sooner than being required to carry a vessel operator card in the latest iteration of a boater safety bill to be considered in Sacramento.