Storms and Hurricanes

Severe storms, particularly along the East and Gulf coasts and Florida, can disrupt and damage marinas, marine industry factories and other facilities. Trade Only follows threatening weather and the damage it causes.

YachtAid Global donates to Filipino typhoon relief

Working together, YachtAid Global and Remote Medical International said they provided more than $20,000 to a disaster relief organization that responded to the damage Typhoon Haiyan caused in the Philippines in November.

Freezing Hudson River hampers local tour boat

It might not be the Akademik Shokalskiy, the Russian boat recently trapped by ice in Antarctica, but the Brooklyn, a 280-ton tour boat operated by the Circle Line, has had its own troubles this week with freezing temperatures.

Proposals sought for Hurricane Sandy grants

Competitive grants are now available from the Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grant Program. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation program will award more than $100 million in grants throughout the region affected by Hurricane Sandy, including Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,…more

Deadline nears for New England coastal grants

New England coastal communities have until Friday to submit proposals to the Northeast Regional Ocean Council for ways to improve resilience to coastal storms and the effects of rising sea levels. Specifically, the council is seeking to fund activities that meet the requirements of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Rating System to improve participation…more

Feds announce Atlantic Coast restoration projects

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said $162 million will be invested in 45 restoration and research projects that will better protect Atlantic Coast communities from future powerful storms by restoring marshes, wetlands and beaches, rebuilding shorelines and researching the effects and modeling the mitigation of storm-surge effects. “What we witnessed during Hurricane Sandy…more

Trade group leader reflects on Sandy anniversary

Melissa Danko was relieved to see an end to Tuesday’s workday. The one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy brought with it a flurry of phone calls and emails from news outlets anxious to recap the year after the storm that devastated the marine industry. As executive director of the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey, Danko…more

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