Daily Archives: January 1, 2023

Coast Guard tows disabled 38-foot fishing vessel with 2 people, 1 dog to safety in Juneau, Alaska

Coast Guard Station Juneau crewmembers towed a disabled vessel with two people and one dog aboard to Juneau, Alaska, Sunday. A Station Juneau 45-foot Response Boat-Meduim crew arrived on scene at approximately 8 p.m. Saturday evening and towed the disabled 38-foot fishing vessel Solstraal 25 nautical miles to Statter Harbor at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning.  Watchstanders in the Sector Juneau command center received the initial distress call over VHF channel 16 at approximately 5:30 p.m. from the individuals in distress. >click to read the rest<17:06

That whooshing sound is windmills shredding tax dollars

Nothing more horrifying than a chirpy Energy Secretary tweet first thing in the morning. Especially when it contains the trifecta of bad news for taxpayers from one of the denser members of the Biden administration’s stable of lackluster cabinet mannequins: 1) Green energy, 2) Unions, 3) Federal incentives aka tax dollars. They finally held much-anticipated wind lease auctions on parts of the pristine California coast and the sharks are already circling in anticipation. It’s going to be a while yet, though. Morro Bay is really quite a beautiful place. I’m wondering what that “substantial new waterfront infrastructure” all entails. Maybe the greenies won’t be so thrilled with it when the bulldozers come in? >click to read< 10:33

Hurricane Ian remains lingering threat to SWFL’s commercial fishing industry

Florida’s Gulf Coast has experienced many hurricanes, but Ian wasn’t like anything local commercial fishermen had seen before. “I don’t think any of these storms in other places have wiped out all the infrastructure as they did for us,” Streeter says. “In Lee County, we definitely lost three of the deep-water working waterfronts, and on the island, we lost three out of the four fish houses that were executing fisheries. So, we took a major hit. It’s going to be really difficult to get these fisheries back online as they were until we get that infrastructure, until we get docks in and until we get refrigeration.” “We’re in a hard spot right now and we definitely need some help from our governor. We definitely need some congressional federal help for our fisheries.” photos, >click to read< 08:38