Captain Jeff Steele Artificial Reef, Charlotte County, FL
Kelly Brothers was contracted by Charlotte Board of County Commissioners to gather, transport and deploy reef materials to the Captain Jeff Steele Reef site. KBI developed an inventory of reef materials (i.e. pilings, concrete slab) detailing the dimensions, weights, and types of materials, which was report to the County’s Project Manager prior to deployment. Approved reef materials were staged at KBI’s waterfront beach yard then loaded on the company-owned barge in strict compliance with Coast Guard standards to allow for its safe transport to the reef site. Once at the pre-determined and marked location, materials were deposited in a depth of approximately 58 feet Mean Low Water (MLW) onto the ocean floor in a manner such that no material extended above the allowable vertical clearance at 29 ft. MLW. FWC Artificial Reef Material Cargo Manifest Forms were completed and submitted as required for each deployment.