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New Online Gulf Oil Spill Resource

By Sue Richards last modified May 14, 2010 06:56 PM

Published: 2010-05-14 18:56:53
Topics: Environment
Countries: USA

As reported in Cruising Compass

BoatUS Offers New Online Gulf Oil Spill Resource for Recreational Boaters

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has launched a new online website for recreational boaters affected by the Gulf oil spill which can help them stay informed, safeguard their boats, and assist with recovery efforts.

The new website,, brings together a range of public and private resources and information for boaters, including how to protect your boat and the environment as well as boat cleanup tips. A unique live "observation map" allows boaters to email updates of local conditions, which are then posted for public viewing. The map also includes reports from TowBoatUS towing ports and BoatUS Cooperating Marinas along the Gulf Coast.

"This is the one place where boaters can find out everything related with the oil spill," said BoatUS Director of Damage Avoidance Bob Adriance.

A NOAA Trajectory Map shows daily forecasted movement and locations of the oil spill, and volunteer opportunities are also posted as well as fishing restrictions and claims information for boat damage. Additionally, included are links to the most current information from a diverse range of state and federal government resources including the official Deepwater Horizon Response website, as well as news updates, video footage, and other reports.