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Coast Guard recycles concrete buoy sinkers on artificial reef

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oak (WLB-211) crewmembers lower a buoy sinker into the Atlantic Ocean to add to an artificial reef near Yarmouth, Massachusetts. Photo courtesy of Mark Rousseau, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries.

The U.S. Coast Guard recycled more than 140,000 pounds of concrete buoy sinkers on an artificial reef near Yarmouth, Massachusetts. Coast Guard Cutter Oak and Aids to Navigation Team Woods Hole used the discontinued concrete sinkers to support the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries’ artificial reef program.

USS Mohawk reaches final resting place

USS Mohawk

For years, artificial reefs have been used to encourage algae and invertebrates, such as barnacles, to provide habitat for fish and other marine life. Yesterday, the USS Mohawk entered a second life as an artificial reef when it was sunk nearly 30 miles off the coast of Fort Meyers, Fla. Since a current Coast Guard cutter homeported in Key West, Fla. bears the same name, it seemed somehow fitting that Mohawk would find a new home in sub-tropical waters.

itCG-decommissioned cutter sinks, Guardians are busy searching, rescuing and patrolling

A decommissioned Coast Guard construction tender was purposefully sunk off the northern Atlantic coast of Florida as an artificial reef. Watch a video as boaters gather to watch the vessel sink. Story here Several Coast Guard, federal, local and state units have been searching for a missing man whose boat was found unmanned but under

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