Bristol Marine Studies Abandoned Boats in Rhode Island

Rhody Beat reports on the efforts of Bristol Marine of Bristol, RI, to find ways of recycling and repurposing old and abandoned boats. Bristol Marine is breaking apart such boats to dispose of the parts, but they’re also collecting data on which parts and materials can be salvaged or recycled.

According to the article, Bristol Marine is currently funding the project on its own; however, the data is being shared with partners such as the University of Rhode Island Sea Grant program. He and URI students are working to write a grant, using federal funds, that would create a permanent boat recycling and storage program in Rhode Island.

Read more about the study of abandoned boats in Rhode Island and efforts to recycle them.