A Method for siting and prioritizing the removal of derelict vessels in Florida Coastal Waters: test applications in the Florida Keys

Antonini, Gustav A. and Ryder, R. and Garretson, C. (1989) A Method for siting and prioritizing the removal of derelict vessels in Florida Coastal Waters: test applications in the Florida Keys. Gainesville, FL, Florida Sea Grant College Program, (Technical Paper - Florida Sea Grant College Program, 56)

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Abstract

Increased boating activities and new waterfront developments have contributed an estimated 3,000 dismantled, abandoned, junked, wrecked, derelict vessels to Florida coastal waters. This report outlines a method of siting and prioritizing derelict vessel removal using the Florida Keys as a test area. The data base was information on 240 vessels, obtained from Florida Marine Patrol files. Vessel location was plotted on 1:250,000 regional and 1:5,000 and 1:12,000 site maps. Type of vessel, length, hull material, engine, fuel tanks, overall condition, afloat and submerged characteristics, and accessibility, were used to derive parametric site indices of removal priority and removal difficulty. Results indicate 59 top priority cases which should be the focus of immediate clean up efforts in the Florida Keys. Half of these cases are rated low to moderate in removal difficulty; the remainder are difficult to remove. Removal difficulty is a surrogate for removal cost: low difficulty -low cost, high difficulty - high cost. The rating scheme offers coastal planners options of focusing removal operations either on (1) specific areas with clusters of high priority derelict vessels or on (2) selected targeted derelicts at various, specific locations. (PDF has 59 pages.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: A Method for siting and prioritizing the removal of derelict vessels in Florida Coastal Waters: test applications in the Florida Keys
Personal Creator/Author:
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Antonini, Gustav A.
Ryder, R.
Garretson, C.
Series Name: Technical Paper - Florida Sea Grant College Program
Number: 56
Date: 1989
Publisher: Florida Sea Grant College Program
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Latitude: 24.6671
Longitude: -81.5831
Issuing Agency: Florida Sea Grant College Program
Additional Information: FLSGP-T-89-003 C2
Uncontrolled Keywords: derelict vessels; Florida Keys
Subjects: Management
Oceanography
Item ID: 1853
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2009 22:18
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 19:59
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/1853

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