Snow and ice caused a Texas marina to collapse Friday, severely damaging 50 boats at Pier 121 Marina on Lake Lewisville Friday.
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.
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
Like so much of the Northeast coast, New Jersey’s Raritan Yacht Club took a devastating beating from last October’s Hurricane Sandy. But marina developer Structurmarine has helped the yacht club resume its full schedule of cruising and racing activities and events. One of the oldest yachting organizations in America, the Raritan club is in Perth…more
A hurricane watch is in effect for parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast after Tropical Storm Karen formed in the southeastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said today. The hurricane watch covers the area from Grand Isle, La., east to Indian Pass, Fla. A tropical storm watch is in effect…more
Three federal agencies have announced plans for remapping parts of the East Coast where Hurricane Sandy altered seafloors and shorelines last year. NOAA, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are using emergency supplemental funds that Congress provided to survey coastal waters and shorelines, acquiring data that will update East Coast…more