Delaware

Retired Destroyer About To Become Artificial Reef

July 8, 2010
www.mdcoastdispatch.com

It now appears a target window, if not a firm date, has been established for the sinking of a retired U.S. Navy destroyer as part of a three-state artificial reef system just 30 miles from the Ocean City Inlet.

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Nonprofit blasts plan to sink USS Arthur W. Radford for artificial reef

Dec 13, 2010
www.pressofatlanticcity.com

Next spring’s sinking of the USS Arthur W. Radford will pollute the ocean with toxic waste, cost Americans jobs and hurt marine life by attracting fish to one area where they will be over-harvested, according to a report by the Basel Action Network, a national nonprofit group that focuses on environmental and trade issues.

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USS Radford deployment most likely delayed

Nov 26, 2010
www.app.com

The N.J. Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said this week that the reefing of the USS Radford will most likely take place in April, 2011.

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Navy destroyer USS Radford is readied to be sunk as part of an artificial reef off Cape May County

Sept 17, 2010
www.pressofatlanticcity.com

Glenn Arthur looked at the massive ship next to him and figured it just might put Cape May on the scuba diving map.

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Preparations for ex-USS Arthur W. Radford sinking under way

June 8, 2010
www.coastalsussex.com

The transfer agreement giving title of the ex-USS Arthur W. Radford to Delaware for sinking as an artificial reef was formalized this week when the US Navy issued a “Notice to proceed” to move the former destroyer to dry dock in the Philadelphia Naval Yard.

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N.Y.subway cars sleep with the fishes

June 02, 2009
www.ledgerdelaware.com

The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Artificial Reef Program today oversaw the sinking of another 39 New York City subway cars at Delaware’s largest artificial reef, Redbird Reef. The subway cars were sunk to expand the capacity of the reef, enhance fisheries habitat, and increase fishing and diving opportunities for thousands of recreational anglers and divers who visit the site each year.

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Artificial Reef Program Web Sites

www.fw.delaware.gov/Fisheries/Pages/ArtificialReefProgram.aspx