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2:08 am on Friday December 9, 2011

After yacht sinks, and oil sheen in the Cooper River

Image by Coast Guard The oil slick from the sunken Oyob.The Coast Guard and Charleston Marine Services continue to remove oil and hazardous material from the 52-foot Motor Yacht Oyob, which sank Sunday in the Cooper River near the Charleston Harbor...
6:23 am on Saturday August 13, 2011

Go grassroots in keeping Beaufort's rivers free of blockage

TheDigitel Keep 'em clean, keep 'em navigable. From contaminating water to simply blocking river way access, we've talked before about the problem's that abandoned boats cause around Beaufort. But the problem isn't just boats, other large abandoned...
3:22 am on Saturday July 30, 2011

In Charleston's battle on abandoned boats, one down, many to go

Image by Charleston WaterkeeperThe battle to remove abandoned, rotting, and polluting boats from the waters around Charleston is continuing as officials look to remove some 15 crafts from the Ashley River alone. This week community leaders were...
2:03 am on Friday July 8, 2011

Progress in Charleston's battle on abandoned boats, but many dollars still needed

Image by Flickr user r_bowleyThe battle to remove abandoned, rotting, and polluting boats from the waters around Charleston is continuing as officials look to remove more and more of the crafts.  And while officials are boasting that a dozen boats...
11:25 am on Monday October 11, 2010

Boat sinks in downtown Beaufort waters, resurrecting an old issue

TheDigitel The boat is said to be 30 feet, and the owner unkown. Several days ago we talked about a boat that has been roaming free just off the Beaufort River next to Lady's Island, and today we'll mention another boat -- one sunk in the anchorage...
1:01 am on Tuesday October 5, 2010

Abandoned house boat still floating free near Lady's Island

An abandoned house boat on Factory Creek is still bouncing around the Beaufort County boat landing on Lady’s Island. It's hard to pinpoint when the boat first appeared drifting but has been for at least a month. Thousands of such abandoned craft do...
7:01 am on Wednesday July 14, 2010

More abandoned boats pulled from Charleston waters, but plenty left

Image by Flickr user r_bowleyThe battle to remove abandoned, rotting, and polluting boats from the waters around Charleston continues.  The Post and Courier has a nice report that highlights the latest status and developments in the battle; read it...
3:16 am on Monday March 29, 2010

Rusted and forgotten

Image by Mike The Suss-Man A pair of rusted out boats sit on the edge of James Island.
3:03 am on Thursday May 28, 2009

Mount Pleasant begins pulling abandoned boats from Shem Creek

Image by Flickr user Charleston WaterkeeperImage by 20090528-boat.jpg Avoidable at low tide, but a hidden navigational hazard at high tide. Partly to protect the environment and partly to get things ready for a forthcoming park, the Town of Mount...
8:35 am on Wednesday April 1, 2009

Charleston's abandoned boat problem getting more attention

Image by Charleston WaterkeeperImage by 20090401-boats.jpg One of many abandoned boats near Folly. Charleston loves its boats, and we've got tons of 'em. But we've got hundreds of sunk and sinking boats to match. Read more stories on this subject...

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