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US ports re-surveyed

Post-Sandy survey operations are complete in the Port of Virginia, with work continuing in the Port of New York and New Jersey.

The entire coastal area has had to be re-surveyed in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

NOAA's Coast Survey undertook rapid major survey operations - permitting operations to resume in the Port of Virginia, which is already receiving cargo diverted from the Port of New York and New Jersey.

It is reported that over 1,000 containers were offloaded in Virginia on the day of re-opening, with more following.

Meanwhile, survey work continues in the Port of New York and New Jersey, with 2 Coast Survey navigation response teams (NRT) and 2 launches continuing their search for dangers to navigation in shipping channels and terminals.

The surveys are extremely important to the nation’s economy - over $200 billion imports and exports moved through the Port of NY/NJ in 2011. It is the US's third largest port by value of cargo and fourth largest by volume.

Details from The Marine Executive below.

  • 06 November 2012
  • MTNG

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