Florida Marine Contractors Association
a Florida Non Profit Corporation

Information needed on permitting backlog from other FMCA members:

Posted on Aug 15 in Member Blog

FMCA Board is sending a letter to NMFS & ACOE regarding the backlog of permits. The Board is requesting the following information in order to validate our letter/request.

Date of application to ACOE
Type of job- dock, seawall, dredging, etc.
Short job description- example: “installation of a 160 sq. ft. residential dock and lift” or “dredge 120 cubic yards of material from a canal”
Natural or man-made body of water?

Feel free to email to Kelly White at kelly.white@myfmca.org

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Safe Harbor Boys Home – looking for Hurricane Supplies

Posted on Jun 24 in Member Blog

Hurricane Prep Needs List:
Bottled Water
First Aid kids (3)
Camp cook top
HDX 12 gallon totes (20)
NOAA Weather Radios (3)
Dock/mooring line
Hygiene wipes (3)
Paper towels/toilet tissue
Batteries -all sizes
LED Flashlights (5)
Large garbage bags
Tarps – large & small
Manual can openers
Tie downs/ratchet straps

You can donate direct to the boys home through Amazon!!

Contact Kelly White for additional information 9004-880-8881 x 107

2019 In-Water/Coastal Permitting Activities Outreach

Posted on May 02 in Member Blog

Tuesday, May 7
SWFWMD Conference Room
Crystal River City Hall Council Chamber
6750 Fruitville Road, SARASOTA., FL 34240
123 U.S.-19, CRYSTAL RIVER, FL 34428
Navigation Issues
ESA, JaxBo, and EFH
SAJ-91 / SAJ-96 / SAJ-72
Space will be limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.
Please limit attendance to 2 people per organization/company. Additional guests will be placed on a waiting list.
Deadline for registration is 10 days prior to event.
If you have questions, please contact Adelyn Irlanda at telephone number 813-769-7073

TRULINE – The Ultimate Dock Pile

Posted on Apr 22 in Member Blog

Introducing the ultimate dock pile by Truline — Build better dock piles with the same material used to build long-lasting seawalls.

– Eliminates the typical wood piles used for many docks and increases the life expectancy of the dock to match the seawall.
– Same color and appearance as the Truline seawall parts.
– Vinyl-clad, steel-reinforced concrete dock pile driven with the same methods and equipment as the seawall or bulkhead.
– Lighting, bumpers and other accessories can be easily added or integrated into the dock pile.
– Use to build fish tables, light poles, water supply, power stations, and more.

Call Shawn Maher at (239) 776-2061 for more information.

New case on maritime law claims against marine contractor

Posted on Apr 19 in Member Blog

This is a significant for members of FMCA. The Florida appellate court ruled that the prevailing plaintiff in a negligence action grounded in admiralty is not entitled to recover attorney’s fees because such recovery is not allowed in federal admiralty law. Plaintiff had sued the company that designed and installed her boat lift for damages to the vessel. Loss of use, and diminution of value. After defendant rejected her offers of settlement, she also claimed for her attorney’s fees, as allowed by state law. The court refused to award attorneys fees under the state statute because the plaintiffs claim was based on federal admiralty/maritime law Marco Marine Construction v. Kopras, No. 2D17-1734 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App., April 17, 2019) [https://www.2dca.org/content/download/523642/5817364/file/171734_39_04172019_08414708_i.pdf]