BoatUS ‘CAT’ Team Still Hard At Work

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Salvage operations after Hurricane Irma continue in Florida Keys.

More than 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.

The series of photos (credit BoatUS) shows a sailboat’s being raised from Boot Key Harbor, Fla. Click here for more views of Hurricane Irma’s damage.