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.
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.
Cold weather across eastern North America prompted heavy delays in shipping operations.
A project is under way to help residents of the Philippines who lost fishing boats get their livelihood back.
Snow and ice caused a Texas marina to collapse Friday, severely damaging 50 boats at Pier 121 Marina on Lake Lewisville Friday.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released an updated edition of the New York Harbor nautical charts to reflect changes resulting from Hurricane Sandy.
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
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
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
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
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the end of traditional paper nautical charts, but NOAA-certified print-on-demand partners will continue to sell up-to-date paper charts. NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey, which creates and maintains the nation’s suite of more than 1,000 nautical charts of U.S. coastal waters, announced major changes ahead for mariners and others…more