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Crosscurrents Newsletter
a monthly publication of the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, Inc.  

October  2017
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In This Issue
Scam Emails
Member Anniversaries
New Members
Membership Awards
Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade
Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Harvey
New Captain Members
MIAPBC Text Alerts
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Crosscurrents is published by the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County in an effort to provide its members with information that will educate, while enabling members to increase networking with other marine industry businesses.

 

 

Board of Directors

  

Michael Kennedy, President

Ranger Construction

   

Mike Samuels, VP

Viking Yachts Service Center 

 

Bruce Grout, Treasurer

New Port Cove Marine Center

 

Mark Crosley, Secretary

Florida Inland Navigation District 

 

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Kendall Cheatham

Palmdale Oil Company

 

Lou Daniello

Barnacle Busters/Stain Busters

  

Tamra Fitzgerald

Venue Marketing Group


 

 George Gentile

Gentile Glas Holloway O'Mahoney & Associates, Inc.


 

Martin Murphy, Jr.

Murray Logan Construction


 

Jason Sprague

Rybovich

 

John Sprague

JH Sprague Consulting


 

Tyson Waters

Loggerhead Marina

  

 

Staff 

 

Chuck Collins

Executive Director

 

 Alyssa Freeman 

Operations Director

 

Stephanie Brown

Administrative Assistant

 

 

 

Contact Info 

 

1208 US Highway One 

Suite B

North Palm Beach, FL  33408

 

P.O. Box 10576

Riviera Beach, FL 33419

 

(561) 863-0012


 

 

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Scam Emails 
Dear Members,

We would like to apologize for the influx of spam emails being disbursed to our members. We are working to rectify the issue by switching to a new, more secure server. The issue should be resolved in 30 to 60 days. In the meantime, we have removed the email portion of our website's membership directory. To protect your computer, please disregard all spam emails sent from a domain other than marinepbc.org or through Constant Contact. Refrain from opening any included attachments that look suspicious. Again, we apologize for the inconvenience. 

-MIAPBC Board of Directors & Staff


Member Anniversaries 

Member Anniversaries
Years
Baldwin Yacht Service(LARRY)
11
DeBond Corporation(ROB)
5
Florida TaxWatch(ANITA)
1
MSTxs(SEAN)
2
My-Villages(KEVIN HUTCHINSON &)
5
Nick's Creative Marine, Inc.(NICK)
9
North Passage Yacht Club(JOHN)
3
Palm Beach Yacht Center(WALT)
19
Palmdale Oil Company(KENDALL)
7
Raba Kistner Environmental(SCOTT)
1
Sybrant Marine Services(ROBERT)
2


AHOY! Welcome New Members 
AquaAdventure Tours, Inc.
PO Box 13011, North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Chris Thalmann
Office: 561-379-7584
Email: chris@aquaadventuretours.com
Website: www. aquaadventuretours.com

Offering high-speed sightseeing tours, learning excursions and freestyle exploring aboard Florida's only USCG-inspected rigid inflatable boats. Custom-designed for adventure tourism, our vessels are equally capable of exploring inshore shallows and offshore waters. Tours and excursions designed for all ages and interests, open to the public and private charters.

Decks and Docks Lumber Co. 
1101 Fairfield Dr., West Palm Beach, FL 33407 
Website:  www. decks-docks.com
 
Kraken Maritime Services, LLC
6362 Dania St., Jupiter, FL 33458 
Chris Kavanaugh 
Office: 561-718-0424 
Email: steelbeach87@yahoo.com


Let us know if you would like to be our featured member in our next, or upcoming, newsletter. It's easy, and it's a great way to promote yourself (and your business) to other members who may not know you yet.   Email Alyssa at alyssa@marinepbc.org for the form.
 
Membership Awards 

Congratulations to our 
2017 Member of the Year
 Chris Shaffner with TowBoat U.S.!
 
In case you missed it, click here to check out the photos from our 2017 Membership Awards dinner, courtesy of  Leonard Bryant

Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade 

Kick-Off Party
Thursday, November 16th
6:00-8:00 p.m.
 
Sponsored and Hosted By:

200 E 13th St,
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
(Vessel will not be leaving the dock. Park in south lot and
follow south dock to the end and make a left.)
 
Join us aboard the Majestic Princess as we kick-off the festivities for the
23rd Annual Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade and 18th Annual Toy Drive!
 
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.
 
Bring a new, unwrapped toy(s) or gift card for the toy drive
and automatically be entered into a raffle! 





Hurricane Irma Donations 
Boat Yard Services, Inc., is bringing much needed supplies to family and friends that have been devastated by Hurricane Irma in Tortola. Items most needed:

VHF Radios for Communication
Antennas
Flash Lights
Cell Phones (even old ones stuffed in a drawer) 
AM/FM Radios 
Batteries 
Tarps 
Work Gloves 
Tire Repair Kits (plug kits and Fix a Flat) 
Generators 
Jump Packs 
Solar Panels.

If you can help, please contact Jason@boatyardservices.com to coordinate.

Chefs for the Keys

Blue Water Babes

Unified Command continues assessment of vessels affected by Hurricane Irma, prioritizes displaced vessel removal
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission 

The Emergency Support Function 10 (ESF 10) Florida, consisting of multiple state and federal agencies, is continuing efforts to assess and remove hazards in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
 
Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission members are conducting assessments of damaged and sunken vessels in the areas most affected by Hurricane Irma. These assessments assist in providing an overarching image to the unified command of the effects of the storm, allowing for the effective placement of assets, expediting the response process.
 
"The response to Irma is a collaborative effort," said Benjamin Franco, Environmental Protection Agency Incident Commander for the response. "Every member of this team, both local, state and federal, is bringing to bear all of their expertise, experience, and the assets necessary for an expeditious conclusion to this response. Our hearts go out to those citizens impacted by Hurricane Irma and we will make every effort to ensure their needs are being addressed."
 
"This command has found that all sunk and derelict vessels resulting from Hurricane Irma are a threat to the environment and our mission is to remove this threat," said Cmdr. JoAnne Hanson, Coast Guard Incident Commander for the response. "The first priority is to remove actively polluting vessels. Second to that are the vessels that aren't actively polluting, but where a potential for pollution exists."
 
The following list represents an approximate number of vessels impacted by Hurricane Irma currently being assessed by each ESF 10 Branch Hazardous Material Assessment Team as of Sept. 25, 2017. These numbers are subject to change as more owners salvage their vessels and additional vessels are discovered in the affected areas and offshore assessments are conducted. Read more. 

Coast Guard and Florida FWC salvaging polluting boats after Irma
Trade Only Today 

Federal and state agencies are assessing environmental damage caused by hundreds of damaged or sunken vessels after Hurricane Irma struck Sept. 13.

The Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission members have assessed more than 800 boats in parts of Florida and are salvaging those that pose an immediate threat to the environment.

"The response to Irma is a collaborative effort,"  Benjamin Franco, Environmental Protection Agency incident commander for the response, said in a statement. "Every member of this team, both local, state and federal, is bringing to bear all of their expertise, experience and the assets necessary for an expeditious conclusion to this response.

"Our hearts go out to those citizens impacted by Hurricane Irma and we will make every effort to ensure their needs are being addressed," Franco said.

"This command has found that all sunk and derelict vessels resulting from Hurricane Irma are a threat to the environment and our mission is to remove this threat," said Cmdr. JoAnne Hanson, Coast Guard incident commander for the response. "The first priority is to remove actively polluting vessels. Second to that are the vessels that aren't actively polluting, but where a potential for pollution exists."

9 Places to go Paddle Boarding in Palm Beach County
Palm Beach Post 

Man, it's hot outside! And going in on  cones and cones of ice cream isn't the only way to beat the heat.

We've put together several guides to keep cool you cool with  water activities in Palm Beach County. From a list of places to  go kayaking, to  diving with sharks in Riviera Beach and checking out   the largest water park in South Florida. But if you want to avoid crowds (I understand, the heat makes me cranky too), paddle boarding might be the answer. 

Here are a 9 places to try Stand-up Paddle Boarding (SUP) in  Palm Beach County: Read more.

AHOY! Welcome New Captain Members 
  
 
 
 
 

Members save more than  $4,000 in discounts for fuel, dockage, 
maintenance, accessories, and more!

  

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