Sea Tow issued safety tips for the Fourth of July weekend, when many boaters take to waterways to enjoy fireworks shows.
Regulations and Compliance
Many federal and state government regulations affect the marine industry. Trade Only follows developments as companies strive to operate in compliance with the rules.
At the funeral last October for 7-year-old Sophia Baechler, who died of carbon monoxide poisoning aboard the family’s boat, the girl’s parents asked Minnesota state Sen. Melisa Franzen to do something to prevent similar tragedies in the future.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill into law that will require carbon monoxide detection systems on certain recreational boats.
Starting in model-year 2018, boatbuilders with installed gasoline fuel tanks that sell or offer to sell their boats in California will need to meet stringent new evaporative emission regulations, the National Marine Manufacturers Association said today.
Financial analysts continued to dice up the Federal Reserve’s 0.25 percent rate hike, wondering how or whether it will have negative or positive effects on the still fragile U.S. and world economy — and some are suggesting that American manufacturers could be most hurt by the increase.
Before what appears to be part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 floated ashore on Réunion this summer, more than a year of false reports pointed to another issue: the mysterious flow of refuse and debris in the world’s oceans.
The Florida Yacht Brokers Association hired a law firm to help change a more than century-old federal law that the group says is costing them billions in lost sales.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $150 billion state budget includes a tax incentive for anyone buying a vessel valued at more than $230,000, which would put the state on par with Florida’s tax laws.
When a Charleston fishing boat captain approached chef Mike Lata to say federal quotas were limiting his grouper and snapper catches, the chef told him to bring everything he caught instead of limiting himself to the popular species.
The Conference of Professional Operators for Response Towing, C-PORT, is commending the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee for passing the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act.