Status update for Port of New York and New Jersey and related waterways

Northeast Atlantic Coast Guard NewsNEW YORK – The Coast Guard is working with our port partners to ensure commerce continues to flow into the port. Fuel barge and tug traffic is open. Other deep draft vessels are allowed to enter the waterways on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Captain of the Port. The following guidelines and restrictions are in place:

  • Manhattan and Bayonne cruise ship terminals are now open. The Brooklyn cruise ship terminal remains closed.
  • Ferries and taxi services are operational on the Hudson and East Rivers.
  • Port Jersey Channel is open.
  • Gravesend Bay anchorage is open.
  • The Hudson River is open to all vessel traffic.
  • Tugs and barges are permitted to transit the Arthur Kill waterway from the south but the waterway is under a no wake zone restriction.
  • All inspected passenger vessels are authorized to operate except within the exclusive zones outlined on New York Homeport.
  • Buttermilk Channel is closed to all vessels not conducting surveys or debris retrieval operations.

More specific guidelines and exceptions on the status of the port are posted to New York Homeport.

As operations continue, agents are reminded to provide updates to the pilots and facilities to ensure the efficient entry of vessels.

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