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    Published on 07-17-2018 11:57 AM
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    A wave measuring nearly five feet hit Ciutadella on the west coast of Menorca early this morning. Nearby beaches were also flooded by the meteotsunami, called a rissaga in Catalan Spanish. The freak weather phenomenon also affected holiday resorts in Majorca, with seawater flooding bars and terraces by the coast in Andratx and covering beachside roads. Boat owners in the resort on Majorca's south west coast were filmed trying to protect their boats.

    The Daily Mail Reports

    A five-foot tsunami has hit tourist beaches in parts of Majorca and Menorca. ...
    Published on 07-16-2018 02:21 PM
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    At least 13 people were injured in Hawaii early Monday when a lava explosion from the Kilauea volcano sent
    debris flying through the roof of their tour boat. (Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources)

    Published on 06-20-2018 02:45 PM
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    TowBoatUS San Francisco Bay & Delta:
    We worked a wreck removal out on the southwest corner of Alameda. This is the old Naval Airstation property.
    There is an endangered seabird nesting area out there that made the ...
    Published on 06-12-2018 03:52 PM
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    European dealers cancel US boat orders in anticipation of tariffs
    By Arlene Sloan

    Industry leaders on both sides of the Atlantic appeal to Trump

    European marine trade associations warned last week that retaliatory action proposed by the EU in response to import tariffs imposed by the US on steel and aluminium has already resulted in cancelled orders for American boats by dealers in Europe.

    Meeting in Berlin last week, marine industry associations from over 30 countries listened intently to Nicole Vasilaros, government and legal affairs council for the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), describing the US ...
    Published on 06-09-2018 05:16 PM
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    The fire broke out lastnight. The destroyed building was occupied by the "Groupama Team France", the team of Franck Cammas who participated ...
    Published on 06-07-2018 08:24 AM
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    After the April 30 vote by the Board of Supervisors' Land Use Committee (preemptively rejecting TIDA's marina expansion proposal), the developers came to the table and essentially agreed to all of our requirements.
    Published on 05-15-2018 09:18 AM
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    Kiteboarding is to become a full Olympic sailing event after World Sailing's (WS) Council approved a submission that will see athletes take the stage at the Paris 2024 Games.

    The Events Committee ...
    Published on 05-08-2018 02:22 PM
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    The Alameda based crew of Ocean Cleanup folks have been busy assembling the large plastic( HDPE) tubes that are being welded into
    long sections which will be towed out to sea next week for a 6 week test off the California coast. Meanwhile detractors have been busy amassing
    potential flaws that could pose an even greater problem than the Pacific Gyre is by itself.

    An article by ABC News Australia looks at some of the potential pratfalls of the proposed project:

    In 2012, an 18-year-old Dutch entrepreneur told a TEDx audience he was designing a device to clean-up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

    Boyan Slat's idea sounded like a novel concept that would quickly succumb to the insurmountable logistical issues of cleaning up 1.6 million square kilometres of plastic in deep, remote, open ocean.

    However, six years on Mr Slat's organisation The Ocean Cleanup is about to test a 120-metre section, ahead of deploying ...
    Published on 05-08-2018 09:03 AM
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    A new video on the history and restoration of the C.A.Thayer, one of the lumber schooners that helped
    shape the face of the west. She just went under another series of restoration at Bay ...
    Published on 05-01-2018 12:35 PM
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    Young Shanee Stopnitzky is a young Marine Scientist that recently made the news.

    Not for some remarkable invertebrate or pelagic creature she discovered. It was the theft of her yellow submarine, she calls Fangtooth.


    It seems somebody went joyriding ...
    Published on 05-01-2018 09:38 AM
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    The SF Chronicle's Dominic Fracassa Reports

    A long-running and controversial proposal to build a private marina at Clipper Cove, a stretch of calm water between Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island, appeared to suffer a setback Monday at the Board of Supervisors’ Land Use Committee. ...
    Published on 04-29-2018 05:24 PM
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    In a case much like the Oyster 82' Darling's impromtu visit to
    Linda Mar State Beach in Pacifica, another boat is attracted to lights of Linda Mar and get to close, then suffer engine problems and, end up on the beach.

    Published on 04-25-2018 05:24 PM
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    Cyclone-class patrol coastal USS Zephyr (PC 8) crew conducts ship-to-ship firefighting to extinguish a fire aboard a low-profile go-fast vessel suspected of smuggling in international waters of ...
    Published on 04-20-2018 02:45 PM
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    A toy pirate ship launched by two young brothers from Aberdeenshire, Scotland has sailed the high seas to Scandinavia. It is now braving the rough seas of the southern Atlantic in a bid to make it all the way to the Americas

    Ollie Ferguson, eight, and Harry, five, from Turriff, ...