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NOAA announces end of traditional paper nautical charts

October 22nd, 2013

NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey, which creates and maintains the nation’s suite of over a thousand nautical charts of U.S. coastal waters, today announced major changes ahead for mariners and others who use nautical charts. Starting April 13, 2014, the federal government will no longer print traditional lithographic (paper) nautical charts. Coast Survey will continue


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Windmill battle on Nantucket

August 13th, 2013

The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound has filed a federal lawsuit against the Coast Guard, the latest in a series of suits against federal officials and agencies by groups opposing the planned Cape Wind offshore wind farm at Horseshoe Shoal that will include 130 windmills within sight of the shore. According to the alliance, the


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Distress Frequency Change This Week

August 1st, 2013

July 31, 2013 – Pacific Coast of North America Offshore sailors make note: Effective Thursday, August 1, the US Coast Guard will no longer monitor voice frequency 2182 kHz for International distress and safety. They will also drop 2670 kHz for marine information and weather broadcasts, and they will discontinue monitoring the International Digital Selective


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U.S. Coast Guard Issues Permit for America’s Cup Racing

June 29th, 2013

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued the America’s Cup with the Marine Event Permit required to conduct America’s Cup racing on San Francisco Bay this summer. “This is an important and necessary step for the America’s Cup,” said Iain Murray, independent Regatta Director for the America’s Cup. “I’d like to thank the United States Coast


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Public Service Announcement: Boating Under the Influence

May 30th, 2013

Boating and booze… is that redundant? Asking if a yacht club has a bar … is that even a question? Aren’t we now in ‘Beer Can’ racing season? Yes, it’s hard to escape the connection sailing has with spirits, so consider what follows to be a helpful reminder to be responsible… * A boat operator


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Four killed in Memorial Day weekend boating accidents

May 29th, 2013

Despite the U.S. Coast Guard efforts to advocate safe boating during the Memorial Day weekend, there were fatalities and injuries on the water during the unofficial start of boating season. – Soundings, full report


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AC34: Somber Ceremony, Serious Reservations

May 16th, 2013

Here are two team updates that follow the tragic training accident on May 9, which saw America’s Cup challenger Artemis Racing incur significant damage and suff the loss of crewman Andrew Simpsom:. Artemis Racing, Kungliga Svenska Segal Sallskapet (SWE) “Artemis Racing today (May 16, 2013) held a private ceremony commemorating the memory of our friend


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U.S. Coast Guard releases 2012 Recreational Boating Statistics

May 14th, 2013

The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2012 Recreational Boating Statistics, revealing that boating fatalities that year totaled 651, the lowest number of boating fatalities on record. From 2011 to 2012, deaths in boating-related accidents decreased from 758 to 651, a 14.1 percent decrease; injuries decreased from 3,081 to 3,000, a 2.6 percent reduction; and the


Two Feared Dead

October 30th, 2012

A search was under way Monday for two crew members of the stricken ship HMS Bounty, which sank off the



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