Archive for the ‘New York Maritime News’ Category
LOWER MANHATTAN, N.Y. — According to police reports, a rush hour commuter ferry originating from Highlands, New Jersey was carrying more than 320 passengers when it crashed Wednesday morning, Jan. 9, as it approached a Wall Street pier. Officials said that more than 70 people were injured when the passengers aboard were knocked off their feet and down stairwells.
NEW YORK — The media reports that a NY/NJ Port Authority Harbor Police boat carrying 10 officers sank in the cold waters off of Breezy Point in New York on Sunday, September 9. Operator error is being sited as the cause.
While the towers burned and collapsed on 9/11, a half million people were evacuated from Lower Manhattan by a civilian flotilla of ferries, tug boats and other vessels—the largest boatlift in history.
The Coast Guard over the weekend suspended its search for the master of a tugboat who authorities believe fell overboard from his vessel on Wednesday off the coast of Newport, R.I.
Brendan O’Leary, 48, was last seen around 1:30 p.m. by the crew of the New York-based 91-foot tugboat Steven-Scott, and was reported missing about an hour later. At the time of the incident, the tugboat was about nine miles south of the coast of Newport, R.I.
“We no longer have planes or boats dedicated to the search,” said Petty Officer Connie Terrell. ... Read More
KINGSTON, NEW YORK – An injured tugboat crew member was rescued by the Coast Guard and local first responders near Kingston NY on Tuesday, January 4.
The crew member, who was working as an engineer aboard the tugboat, Barbara McAllister, reportedly suffered a leg injury and was stuck in the engine room while en route to Albany, N.Y., in the Hudson River. ... Read More