Hurricane relief from the sea

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Strom Thurmond Institute
Whitehurst, Clinton H.,1927-
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2005-11-10
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Hurricane protection , Merchant marine--Safety measures , Disaster relief
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When preparing for, and recovery from, a hurricane seaports in the past have generally focused on securing the port’s infrastructure such as protecting container cranes and other equipment from high winds and tidal surges, having emergency power available, replacing/returning channel markers and other navigational aids destroyed or moved out of position, and clearing ship channels as necessary. Current plans anticipate the port becoming operational 72 hours after landfall. This report takes the position that seaports and other maritime assets can and should play an active, pre-planned role in hurricane recovery efforts.
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South Carolina State Library
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Copyright status determined to be in the public domain on April 27, 2020 by United States Supreme Court ruling (Georgia et al., Petitioners v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc. : 590 U.S.__(2020))
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