Fuel transfers suspended at Buckeye Terminal, Port Reading due to spill
The US Coast Guard is responding to a diesel fuel spill that took place in the Arthur Kill Waterway near Port Reading, New Jersey, on Thursday September 6. All fuel transfers at the facility are temporarily suspended. Watchstanders at US Coast Guard Sector New York received a report of a diesel fuel spill during a product transfer at the Buckeye Terminal in Port Reading. Because of high winds and rain at the time of the incident, facility personnel could not calculate the exact amount of fuel spilled into the waterway. A pollution response team from US Coast Guard Sector New York is currently on scene to help mitigate the situation. An oil spill removal organization has been contracted to clean up the spill, and they have placed containment boom in the water. One barge was involved in the spill and is inside the containment boom. The federal on scene coordinator and marine inspectors from Sector New York are currently evaluating the condition of the barge. All fuel transfers at the facility are temporarily suspended until investigators can determine the cause of the spill and the facility can safely carry out fueling operations. Source: SAFETY4SEA.
Carnival Ship Damages Manhattan Cruise Terminal During Docking Allision
On August 28, 2018 at 05:48 local time the cruise ship Carnival Horizon allided with the Manhattan Cruise Terminal pier at West 54th Street in New York City. “The ship bumped into the pier while docking” said a New York Fire Department representative. “The ship caused structural damage to the pier.” The passengers were evacuated safely and no injuries were reported, an FDNY spokesman said. The city Department of Buildings responded to the scene and will inspect the damage to the pier before normal operations resume. Earlier this month the Horizon missed a port of call due to mechanical failures. In a letter to passengers Captain Gaetano Gigliotti apologized for the trouble stating that the problem “limited our ability to safely maneuver during this morning’s docking process.”
NYC Ferry Adds Two New Routes
Two more routes will be added to New York City's popular new ferry service, connecting millions of New Yorkers to new neighborhoods, growing job centers, housing and more. The new Soundview and Lower East Side routes will be launched later this month, according to the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and NYC Ferry operated by Hornblower. The Soundview Route will launch on August 15, running from the Soundview section of the Bronx (Clason Point Park), to E.90th Street on the Upper East Side, to East 34th Street, ending its run at Wall Street/Pier 11. The trip will take approximately 54 minutes from start to finish. The Lower East Side Route slated to launch August 29 will run from Wall Street/Pier 11, to Corlears Hook, to Stuyvesant Cove, East 34th Street, and end at Long Island City, Queens — a 32-minute trip from start to finish.Upload News