Coast Guard releases Hudson River Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment Report

Coast Guard releases Hudson River Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment Report
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); NEW YORK — The Coast Guard made public the Hudson River Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) report today from the workshops held in Poughkeepsie and Albany in November last year. The PAWSA workshops were held in order to provide stakeholders an opportunity to assist the Coast Guard in...

Coast Guard closes comment period for proposed Hudson River anchorages

Coast Guard closes comment period for proposed Hudson River anchorages
NEW YORK – The comment period on the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) titled “Anchorage Grounds, Hudson River; Yonkers, NY, to Kingston, NY, (81 FR 37168)” concluded Dec. 6, 2016. The Coast Guard is considering establishing new anchorage grounds in the Hudson River from Yonkers to Kingston, New York, to serve as safe resting points for commercial vessel crews transiting the...

Coast Guard requesting feedback on proposed anchorages along Hudson River

Coast Guard requesting feedback on proposed anchorages along Hudson River
NEW YORK — The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking public participation in the discussion of possible additional anchorage grounds for commercial vessels on the Hudson River to promote navigational safety. Ten sites from Yonkers to Kingston have been identified as potential anchorages. On June 9, 2016, the Coast Guard published an Advance Notice to Proposed Rulemaking in a federal registry notice found...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to plane crash on the Hudson River

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to plane crash on the Hudson River
A 25-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station New York underway in New York Harbor at dusk.  NEW YORK CITY — Coast Guard crews and local responders are responding to reports of a small plane crashing on the Hudson River, New York, Friday. The small plane which crashed on the Hudson River has been confirmed to be a PB-47 Thunder Bolt aircraft traveling with one person aboard. Watchstanders at...

Coast Guard announces Hudson River safety zones for Sunday boat race

Coast Guard announces Hudson River safety zones for Sunday boat race
NEW YORK – The Captain of the Port of New York will establish and enforce a safety zone for the New York Super Boat Grand Prix on Sunday, September 09, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The zone covers all waters of the Lower Hudson River south of a line drawn from the northeast corner of Pier C/(4thStreet), Hoboken, N.J. (40-44.403N 074-01.478W) to the northwest corner of Pier 54/(Gansevoort...

Coast Guard assists disabled mariner on the Hudson River

NEW YORK – A Coast Guard boat crew assisted a disabled mariner with a pre-existing medical condition, on the Hudson River approximately one mile north of the George Washington Bridge today. The Coast Guard received the initial call for help at 9:50 a.m., reporting two people aboard a 25-foot vessel who were experiencing engine trouble and were unable to make way. The operator of the vessel, who...

Coast Guard advises mariners of dangerous conditions on Hudson River

NEW YORK – The U.S. Coast Guard is strongly advising recreational boaters to carefully consider any recreational voyage on the Hudson River, especially its upper reaches and waterways north of the Troy Locks, until further notice. The Troy Lock is closed and will remain closed indefinitely until debris can be cleared and storm damage repaired.  This makes passage through the lock impossible for...

Coast Guard boating safety zones for 2011 Macy’s fireworks display announced

NEW YORK – The Captain of the Port of New York and New Jersey has established a safety zone temporarily restricting vessel movement on waters of the Hudson River in the vicinity of Manhattan, N.Y., and Hudson County, N.J., for the annual Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks. This zone will be strictly enforced on Monday, July 4, 2011, from 7 p.m. until approximately 11 p.m.  All persons and vessels...

Coast Guard Begins Icebreaking on the Hudson River

Ice in the Hudson River, as seen from a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary overflight of Kingston, N.Y., Jan. 13, 2011. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary NEW YORK – The Coast Guard has commenced icebreaking operations on the Hudson River as temperatures continue to fall and waters freeze. A fleet of Coast Guard icebreaking ships – or cutters – will help maintain waterways used by commercial...