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OCM AMP 9.8 Assists in Restoring Coral Reefs in Antigua W.I

OCEAN CRAFT MARINE’S
OCM AMP 9.8 ASSISTS IN
RESTORING CORAL REEFS IN ANTIGUA W.I.
ANTIGUA, W.I., OCTOBER 14, 2021
Ocean Craft Marine has assisted The Elkhorn Marine Conservancy (EMC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring degraded coral reefs on Antigua, in establishing new coral nurseries around the Island. The EMC used the Ocean Craft Marine OCM Amp 9.8M, the companies flagship amphibious craft to aid in the mission.
amphibious craft aids coral reef restoration
“Thanks to several generous donors, a dedicated team of scientists, board members, advisors and volunteers, the EMC’s first underwater coral nursery is now in place,” Said Arthur Gosnell, Ocean Craft Marine customer and noted Conversationalist. “I was proud to donate my OCM Amp 9.8 to the EMC team in assisting them with such an important ecological project.”
Elkhorn Marine Conservancy (EMC)
The EMC team collected fragments (small pieces of live coral) from 36 genetically distinct corals and hung them on one of their 42 nursery structures. Following the height of Antigua’s hurricane season, the team will be establishing a second nursery near Green Island’s Ten Pound Bay to serve as the project’s demonstration and education site. The corals will grow in the nursery for 8-12 months before being replanted onto degraded reefs.

“Ocean Craft Marine is proud to play any role in a project that is contributing to the health of our oceans and marine environments,” said Todd Salus, VP at Ocean Craft Marine. “It is our passion to support marine teams in successfully completing their mission.”

The OCM Amp 9.8 was designed to specification in Annapolis, Maryland. The Boat combines the un-paralleled on-water performance of a professional grade OCM Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat with the outstanding on- land capabilities of the BAS-80-4 4WD amphibious system.

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Ocean Craft Marine’s passion is to help Professional and Recreational boaters alike successfully accomplish their individual boating missions by providing the safest, highest quality, purpose-built rigid-hull inflatable boats in the world, and to support them throughout the entire ownership continuum.


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