Thomas Paine, the new 50-foot aluminum patrol boat that joined the Massachusetts Environmental Police fleet in July, is the first commercial vessel in North America to be powered by Volvo Penta IPS propulsion.
Miscellaneous news about the marine industry.
Latitude Yacht Brokerage of Newport, R.I., named industry veteran Tom Miller as its newest broker.
Overfishing and lax commercial fishing regulations in Turkey have caused a sharp decline in fish stocks and encouraged illegal fishing practices. The Turkish Statistical Institute reported that anchovy production, which accounts for about two-thirds of the annual catch, fell by 28 percent in 2013, according to a Chicago Tribune report. In a bid to replenish…more
Terry Hines, charter marketing director at International Yacht Collection, has been named the Florida Yacht Brokers Association Charter Professional of the Year for 2013. The award was presented during the FYBA’s annual dinner gala on Jan. 31 and is based on criteria that include setting a positive example for industry peers; demonstrating leadership qualities; contributing…more
More than 300 sharks in western Australia are now tweeting when they get too close to shore. Government researchers have tagged 338 sharks with acoustic transmitters that monitor where the animals are, according to a report on National Public Radio. When they get too close to shore, they send alerts via Twitter. The effort is…more
Rhodes Communications, an international public relations and marketing services company based in Norfolk, Va., is celebrating its 30th year in business this month.
The man who caused a fatal lake crash that killed two Georgia brothers was acquitted of vehicular homicide charges Thursday afternoon. Paul Bennett was found guilty of boating under the influence, reckless operation of a vessel and failure to render aid in the crash that killed the Prince brothers in June 2012, according to the…more
Engel USA appointed Michael Dixon as vice president of business development. He will be responsible for sales and marketing, including strategic planning and forecasting and management of the companys domestic and international sales efforts, as well as the planning and execution of marketing programs. Engel makes refrigerator freezers and high-performance coolers. Dixon joins Engel, which…more
Eleven-time NBA championship coach Phil Jackson and his fiancee, Los Angeles Lakers executive vice president Jeanie Buss, will serve as grand marshals for the Marina del Rey (Calif.) Holiday Boat Parade. The couple will ride on the boat Pastabilities from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 14 at the 51st annual Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade. Jeanie…more
The U.S. economy added 204,000 jobs in October and the unemployment rate edged up to 7.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said today. The job total was up 41,000 from the governments revised September figure of 163,000. Reuters reported that the October data suggested the partial federal government shutdown had less of an…more