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Sandy Hit the Maritime Industry Hard

BoatUS, an insurer and the largest boat-owners association in the United States, estimates 25,000 boats were damaged in New Jersey during Superstorm Sandy at a cost of $242 million...
February 5, 2013

BoatUS, an insurer and the largest boat-owners association in the United States, estimates 25,000 boats were damaged in New Jersey during Superstorm Sandy at a cost of $242 million. The cleanup is not expected to be completed for months or possibly years, according to the New Jersey State Police and Department of Environmental Protection. State Police data show roughly 350 vessels remain where Sandy left them, and dozens more are still missing.

“In a lot of cases it’s not that people aren’t interested in salvaging their vessels, we’re just having trouble finding them. We’re writing letters and placing calls to addresses where there’s no longer a home,” said Lt. Perry Capiak, of the State Police Marine Services Bureau, which has been collecting data on displaced and missing boats and helping reconnect owners.

Insurer Says 25,000 Boats Damaged (Insurance Journal 1/29/13)

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