Curtin Clears Wreckage so Coral Reefs Can Thrive

LONG BEACH >> Traveling weeks to a place where the nearest civilization was a thousand miles away.

Finding a way to remove rusted shipwrecks without disrupting a precious ecosystem. Battling a category 1-level storm on the way home while towing the biggest haul of your life.

That’s what it took for Curtin Maritime owner Martin Curtin and his crew to bring back nearly 1 million pounds of ship wreckage from the remote refuges of the Palmyra Atoll and Kingman Reef some 3,250 miles away to their home at the Port of Long Beach.

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