40-Foot Tug Added To Georgia Offshore Artificial Reef

CRD Press Release | April 23, 2024

The 40-foot tugboat Miss Laci is now part of a Georgia offshore artificial reef, adding to fish habitat and angling opportunity at Reef DRH.

The Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of DNR recently added to the fish habitat at Reef DRH. This latest offshore article reef addition is the 40-foot tug Miss Laci, which was sunk at Reef DRH, located about 15 nautical miles east of Little St. Simons Island (GPS: 31.27236, -80.95522 or 31°16’20.5″N 80°57’18.8″W). This deployment took place April 19, 2024, adding another site in DNR’s ongoing efforts to enhance marine habitats and promote biodiversity on the Peach State’s coast.

Submerged in about 55 feet of water, Miss Laci now offers refuge and an ecosystem boost for various marine life forms. From sponges and corals to curious fish species, this addition promises to create a vibrant underwater community for anglers, divers and marine life.

The Miss Laci was meticulously cleaned and approved by the U.S. Coast Guard before deployment. Projects like this are essential to creating and maintaining fish habitat on our coast.

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