Unified Command continues response for diesel spill near Port Reading

Unified Command continues response for diesel spill near Port Reading
NEW YORK – The Unified Command at Port Reading, N.J., continues to respond to and clean up a diesel fuel oil spill that occurred Thursday night at the Buckeye Terminal. The Marine Transportation System in the Port of New York and New Jersey was affected as the spill contaminated areas of the the Arthur Kill waterway, creating a domino effect leading to multiple vessels being diverted and two facilities...

Coast Guard approves movement of cruise ship after allision in Manhattan

Coast Guard approves movement of cruise ship after allision in Manhattan
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard cleared the cruise ship Carnival Horizon to sail and continues to investigate an allision between the cruise ship and Pier 90 at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal, Tuesday. Coast Guard Sector New York personnel conducted an extensive investigation and examinations on the ship and required multiple technical surveys to ensure it was safe to depart the Port of New York and New...

Coast Guard establishes command and control post aboard medium endurance cutter in New York Harbor

Coast Guard establishes command and control post aboard medium endurance cutter in New York Harbor
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard Atlantic Area commander, Vice Adm. Robert Parker directed the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer to New York Harbor to assist the Coast Guard Captain of the Port and Coast Guard Rear Adm. Dan Abel, First District commander, with the full Coast Guard post-storm response to Hurricane Sandy. Abel relocated from his normal headquarters in Boston, Wednesday, and has established...

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

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

Port of New York and New Jersey opened to tug and barge traffic

Port of New York and New Jersey opened to tug and barge traffic
NEW YORK – The Port of New York and New Jersey is open with the following guidelines and exceptions: The Port of New York is open to all tug and barge traffic carrying petroleum products. New York waterway ferries and taxi service are fully operational on the Hudson and East Rivers. Gravesend Bay anchorage south of the Verrazano Bridge as well as the anchorage north of the bridge is open and anchorage...

Coast Guard senior leaders assess Hurricane Sandy damages over East Coast

Coast Guard senior leaders assess Hurricane Sandy damages over East Coast
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Coast Guard Vice Adm. Robert C. Parker, Atlantic Area commander, and Rear Adm. Richard T. Gromlich, director of Operational Logistics, conducted an over-flight of the New Jersey coastline, New York Harbor and Long Island Wednesday to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. Currently, the Coast Guard’s top priority is to get the Port of New York and New Jersey back...

Port of New York & New Jersey Resumes Normal Operations

NEW YORK – Effective at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, Captain of the Port, Capt. Linda Fagan, eased restrictions, imposed as a safety precaution in advance of Hurricane Irene, on operations within the Port of New York and New Jersey. The port is open to all commercial traffic and ocean-going vessels, which will begin entering the harbor this evening. However, restrictions remain for commercial usage...