NEWS from BoatUS
Boat Owners Association of The United States
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: D. Scott Croft, 703-461-2864, SCroft@BoatUS.com
BoatUS Staff Reports From the Front Lines of the Gulf Oil Spill
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The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf has many Americans concerned. To help see first-hand what the ongoing spill means to recreational boaters and anglers, we recently sent the BoatUS Foundation’s Chris Edmonston to the “front lines” in Louisiana to investigate. He also worked with a television production company to videotape some public service announcements that we hope to share with you in the future and will be aired on cable networks.
Chris took a lot of photographs and spoke to many folks, and we’d like to share his photos and findings with you.
Here is a link to select photos posted on a map, all taken on May 13 and 14:
Here is a link to Chris’ report filed on Friday, May 14:
(click on BoatUS logo inside blue oil spill titled “Report from Ground Zero”)
Click here to see all of the photos in an online library.
As a reminder, www.BoatUS.com/oilspill includes the latest information from government resources, a NOAA Oil Spill Trajectory Map and a unique BoatUS Observation Map that posts reports from boaters on their local areas. Also on the site is information on how to protect your boat, file a claim, and clean your vessel should it come in contact with the oil.
Let’s hope a solution is found soon-
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