Last Saturday night I heard a ships whistle blowing a distress signal, I knew something had happened, but did not follow-up as there was no other commotion like sirens or helicopters circling.

Sunday morning I got the details. A tug, Peter F Gelately, docking a barge at IMTT (International Matrix Tank Terminal) was caught in a strong current and crashed into a pier causing damage and a small oil spill in the KVK.

Also this week, my first photos of Kirby Moran at work, with a couple of container ships.

Peter F Gelately. Photo by John Skelson

Millers Launch working at the collapsed pier at IMTT. Photo by John Skelson

Damage to the pier. Photo by John Skelson

Donna M checking for oil spill. Photo by John Skelson

NYC EPA vessel patrolling the KVK. Photo by John Skelson

Pelham. Photo by John Skelson

Research Vessel Time and Tide. Photo by John Skelson

Collette at the Bayonne Bridge. Photo by John Skelson

Collette out to sea, Kirby Moran at her stern. Photo by John Skelson

Kirby Moran. Photo by John Skelson

Kirby, port side. Photo by John Skelson

MSC Brianna to Port Elizabeth, Kirby Moran at her stern. Photo by John Skelson

 

There’s a Working Harbor Committee Port Newark/Newark Bay Hidden Harbor® Tour next Thursday, August 13 from 6pm – 8pm, tickets still available…

Hope to see you there!
– John Skelson

 

All photos by John Skelson, generously shared with the Working Harbor Committee

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