Reef barges landed upright, mostly intact

By Matt Winter

Published in Tideline magazine, July/August edition

A federal research ship surveying the new S.C. Memorial Reef in late June provided good news to anglers and reef supporters: The two barges that make up the new offshore reef 60 miles southeast of Charleston came to rest on the sea floor upright, with most of their welded-on reef material intact.

Video taken with a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) also showed that the structures were already attracting fish.

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