MIAMI, FL, December 21, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- A man who manages big boats for a living is always thinking about storms. A man who manages boats in the hurricane alley of South Florida is thinking about them even more so. Joshua Kerrigan is such a man. As the owner of Yacht Management, he is responsible directly for the safety of over 100 yachts at his 4 marinas throughout South Florida, and you better believe he watches the radars every waking moment during hurricane season. But in 2013, Joshua Kerrigan got as lucky as a yacht manager can get, as the entire season passed without a major weather event to speak of.
In fact, 2013 has been one of the least active years on record for hurricane activity in the Atlantic, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It produced the fewest hurricanes overall since 1982, and the sixth fewest on record since 1950. There were 13 named storms, but a mere two grew to become full-fledged hurricanes. Neither Hurricane Ingrid nor Hurricane Humberto grew to even a Class 3 strength, the strength at which a storm becomes classified as a "major" storm by the NOAA. All this means that, basically, the Atlantic storm system was dead this season.
That came as highly welcome news to Joshua Kerrigan
and his 37 employees, who have detailed logistical plans in place for storm preparedness, but who hope those plans never have to be put into action. Each one of the over 100 boats must be pulled into a safe and secure location, secured fully, and protected from the elements. Even then there is only so much you can do in the face of Mother Nature's power. Joshua Kerrigan knows he has been fortunate to have avoided a major storm thus far, but continues to prepare for what he sees as an eventual inevitability.
"You know it's going to happen one of these years, and you just hope to yourself 'not this year, not this year,'" Joshua Kerrigan was quoted as saying. "We've been very fortunate thus far, and I am so grateful for that. At the same time, I'm not about to relax my guard. We run through these hurricane safety and security measures at regular intervals to stay sharp. Someday it is going to happen, and Yacht Management is going to be ready."
Yacht Management is the company that Joshua Kerrigan
owns and founded, so he has a particular vested interest in all this. He is also a boat owner and avid boating enthusiast himself, and he treats each of the boats in his care as though it were his own.
"There's no way to account for everything that Mother Nature can throw at you," Joshua Kerrigan was quoted as saying. "What we do is put ourselves in the best possible position to ensure the safety of all our clients and their valuable property. It's our job, and we do it well."
can concentrate on enjoying the winter boating season for now, but rest assured he will be on his vigil again come next summer.About:
Joshua Kerrigan is the owner of Yacht Management and an avid yachter himself.