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Bay Bridge Boat Show

Kick off your boating season at the Bay Bridge Boat Show, April 27-29. The largest in-water boat show north of Florida will feature more than 400 powerboats from 7 to 70 feet including an impressive collection of fishing boats, center consoles, trawlers, express cruisers, pontoon boats, luxury cruisers, jet skis, jet boats, ski boats, bowriders, inflatables, kayaks, SUPs, and canoes. Visit the PropTalk Demo Dock. Explore more than 100 exhibitor booths, food court and children’s area. Fun for the whole family.
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Neabsco Creek Channel Closure

12 companies, including the three marinas–which are multiple generation, family-owned, small businesses–rely on the creek for their livelihood and together support over 50 jobs. Loss of recreational access: In addition the 1,000 boats at the marinas, residents and visitors also use the channel as a launching point for paddle boarding, kayaking and other water sports. The closure reduces quality of life for local residents, as well as tourism opportunities.
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Tips for staying safe when anchoring at night.

The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (Colregs) Rule 5 (known as the Lookout Rule) states: “Every vessel shall at all times maintain a proper lookout by sight and hearing as well by all available means appropriate in the prevailing circumstances and conditions so as to make a full appraisal of the situation and of the risk of collision.”
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Neabsco Creek could close to Prince William County boaters

“In their defense, they say that they have not received any funding to be able to do that here and in many places around the country,” McAllister said. “So, the message I think we need to send out to our citizens is this is due to our federal government and our infrastructure issues that you hear, almost daily, in the news around the country. And here it is affecting us locally.”
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54′ Sport Fisher Meets Oregon Inlet Bar

“We see lots of capsizing, grounding, and damage on the bar,” said Senior Chief Petty Officer Mark Dilenge, the station’s officer in charge. “Even on a flat day, the amount of ocean water that flows in and out creates huge tidal effects, which can be super dangerous.”
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USCGC HERIBERTO HERNANDEZ, NAMED FOR A COASTGUARD HERO WHO WAS KILLED IN VIETNAM

  USCGC Heriberto Hernandez, Named For A Coastguard Hero Who Was Killed In Vietnam NEXT >   HISTORY INSTANT ARTICLES VIETNAM WAR   Mar 6, 2018  Gabe Christy   The 14th fast response cutter, Heriberto Hernandez, undergo...
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Three Ethanol Myths Clarified

Three Ethanol Myths Clarified, It's time we get to the bottom of how E10 is affecting our engines.
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San Francisco Coast Guard member becomes 4th active female surfman

SAN FRANCISCO — A Coast Guard woman became the fourth active female surfman in the service during a ceremony at Coast Guard Station Golden Gate in Sausalito
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Update: Air Crews Search for Container Ships Lost off North Carolina

The cargo ship Maersk Shanghai confirmed it was 76 shipping containers, one of which was carrying 5,900 pounds of sulfuric acid. The containers went overboard about 17 miles off Oregon Inlet, North Carolina on Sunday, March 4.
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Keep A Good Lookout East Coast Boaters

Maersk Line, the owner of Liberia-flagged Maersk Shanghai, informed that between 70 and 73 cargo containers collapsed from the ship, with some of them lost overboard due to high winds and heavy seas as the vessel battled stormy weather on March 3, about 17 miles off Oregon Inlet, North Carolina.
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