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NYC DEP Sludge vessel Newtown Creek, retired from service last summer, is up for sale. [The New York Times]
After decades of transporting sewage sludge from all around the harbor, the tanker was retired after 3 new double-capacity vessels with were added to the NYC DEP fleet.
The New York Times: The page for Auction 1327532 — “Ship, Cargo, Sludge Tanker, Newtown Creek” — allows viewers an extensive photo and video tour, and describes the vessel as seaworthy, “in good working order” and “no engine trouble or oil leaks.”
Looks like the auction is closed, with no bids made on the old girl. I think it would be a shame if she were scrapped. Surely someone wants a good, solid, working vessel, nevermind the extra ‘perfume’ wafting from the hold.
If you know someone who has use for a 324 foot sludge tanker, and has $235,000 (that’s only $725.31 a foot), have them get in touch with the city and maybe we’ll get to see her grey hull cruising by again.
Read The New York Times article here…
by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee, hat tip to John McClusky, WHC steering committee
Springtime and harbor is alive, small launches from the NYC DOT (SI Ferry) and DEP, along with the usual large containerships and everything in between.
Photos from the week of 4/09-4/16, 2015.
Until next week… John Skelson