BoatUS Catastrophe "CAT" Team Still Hard at Work
Salvage operations after Hurricane Irma continue in Florida Keys
A month after Hurricane Irma struck Florida, the BoatUS Catastrophe (“CAT”) Field Team is still hard at work. Here, in Marathon’s Boot Key Harbor, salvage crews from TowBoatUS Marathon raise a sunken sailboat and navigation hazard off the harbor bottom. Since the CAT Team’s arrival in Florida the day after the storm struck, hundreds of recreational vessels have been recovered. After initially blanketing the state with BoatUS CAT Team crews traveling in recreational vehicles, recovery efforts are now focused on the Florida Keys where work is expected to be completed in about two weeks.
For a look at Hurricane Irma’s damage, go to: https://goo.gl/5oJVpC.
BoatUS Catastrophe Team still hard at work in Florida https://goo.gl/Q2yVXK
A series of photos shows a sailboat being raised from Boot Key Harbor, FL (credit: BoatUS)
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