South Carolina

National Guard, DNR create reef from used Army vehicles

June 11, 2010

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is using old army vehicles to create artificial reefs off the coast of South Carolina.

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Armored personnel carriers coming to Beaufort for artificial reef

May 7, 2010

A joint artificial reef building project between the SC Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the SC Army National Guard has been scheduled for June 9-10 in Beaufort. On Wednesday, June 9.

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Fishing at reefs sparks dispute

June 16, 2009

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- (AP) -- Some South Carolina fishermen want a group that manages offshore fishing to look into whether spear fishermen from Florida are exploiting the rules when they take thousands of pounds of game fish from the state's artificial reefs.

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More than just hunks of steel

May 21, 2009

When they talk about the fleet at Patriots Point, veterans from different conflicts and different warships share one refrain: "They might seem like just pieces of metal to you ..."

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Luxury boats abandoned on US coastline

April 8, 2009

Luxury yachts are being beached or sunk around the US coastline as their owners make fraudulent insurance claims. A growing number of dumped boats are clogging the water around the coast of states such as Florida, according to a report in The New York Times.

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Abandoned boat removal begins

April 7, 2009

FOLLY BEACH - Crews began removing abandoned boats from the Folly River and its environs Monday, clearing away aging hulks that have become eyesores and hazards to navigation and wildlife.

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Controversial Artificial Reefs

February 20, 2009

South Carolina has created more than 40 offshore artificial reefs in the waters off of its coast. The artificial reefs are popular destinations for recreational anglers and divers.

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Recycled Army Tanks, Bridges, and Subway Cars

January 30, 2009

What can you do with entire army tanks left over from the Vietnam War, NYC subway cars, and entire bridges? Strip ?em, clean ?em, and sink ?em!

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3 reefs will close to protect fish species

Bo Petersen
January 20, 2009

Two existing reefs and a planned artificial reef offshore have been closed to bottom fishing, while federal regulators consider closing far larger areas.

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