Tropical Storm Arthur was forecast to become a Category 1 hurricane Friday morning as it passes North Carolina’s Outer Banks, but some local marinas are less concerned about the storm than its impact on Fourth of July boating activities.
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 first named storm of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season is expected to form later today off Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center.
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a “near-normal” or “below-normal” 2014 Atlantic hurricane season.
Despite a pool of more than $75 million in federal appropriations for fisheries disaster relief from Hurricane Sandy and other storm damage, New Jersey, at $1.5 million, has received a pittance compared with other regions, according to state legislators and anglers associations.
Researchers say a juvenile shortfin mako shark that was tagged more than eight months ago off Ocean City, Md., is tracking a highly unusual path directly south in the mid-Atlantic — a fast track to a mystery destination.
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.
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.
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.