Project Tag: marine habitat

Barrier Island Stranded Vessel Defueling

F/V Tamara Alane lost power and ran aground in the Shackleford Banks Marine Protected Area in North Carolina, a sensitive island habitat for wild horses, plovers and sea turtles. It was reported that the vessel had an estimated 7,000 gallons of fuel on board. Our Southeast MER Diving office was contacted to defuel the vessel; …