Some of our greatest successes have involved work that protected the local environment. Here are a few interesting stories:
Protection of the ecosystem from Cactus Moths Cactus Moths: The Cactoblastis cactorum moth feeds off of native cacti. It was originally native to South America but made its way to the United States in 1989. Since then, the moth’s presence threatens to spread to sensitive ecosystems such as those in the Southwest that depend on several different types of cacti.
How does Mitchell Marine help?
Mitchell Marine has partnered with the USDA to help prevent the spread of this invasive species. Specifically, Mitchell Marine provides transportation and support services to scientists who travel to the barrier islands to introduce sterile moths into the ecosystem. This way, the scientists can control the breeding of the moths without introducing harmful chemicals and pesticides into the environment.
Jean Lafitte National Park
Dredging with ecological aerial broadcast system. The Jean Lafitte National Park Canoe Trail: The canoe trail at Jean Lafitte National Park is beautiful. Spanish moss hangs from the Oak and Cypress trees. Birds and dragonflies buzz through the canopy overhead. Dredging the sensitive canoe trail took a company with the experience to minimize ecological impact while preserving the beauty of the trail.
How did Mitchell Marine help?
Mitchell marine fitted its dredging boat with an aerial broadcast system, meaning that any clay dredged from the trail would not be left as unsightly piles on the banks, but instead mixed back into the natural layout of the land where it would have minimal environmental and aesthetic impact.
Charter Boat Dixie Queen
Unsinking the Ship: When the Charter Boat Dixie Queen sank during Hurricane Ike, officials knew they needed a company with the crew, equipment, and knowledge to remove the derelict vessel and prevent harm to the environment.
How did Mitchell Marine help?
One of Mitchell Marine’s many specialty services is the ability to remove derelict vessels from sensitive waterways where they might pose a threat to the environment or other boats that could strike them. Like we do on all jobs, Mitchell Marine took the necessary steps to contain and remove the waste and ultimately leave the environment better than we found it. When we remove derelict ships, we make sure to contain any toxic material that might make its way into the environment - such as oil, gasoline, lead, and other hazardous substances.
Being a specialty marine company means that we can offer a variety of innovative services -- services that some people might not normally associate with a maritime company. Even better, our services are tailored to match the needs of our clients in a way that can save them money and overhead.
Mitchell Marine utilizes eight boats in our specialty marine services, and we pride ourselves on our experience (link to About Us Page) and our certifications.
Contact us to see how Mitchell Marine can serve your needs in a professional and cost-efficient manner