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NYC DEP Sludge Vessel Newtown Creek. Photo by Mitch Waxman

 

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.

Photo by Mitch Waxman

 

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.”

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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.

Photo by Mitch Waxman

 

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.

NYC DEP Launch in the KVK. Photo by John Skelson

New Jersey Responder, 210 foot Pollution Control Vessel outbound in the KVK. Photo by John Skelson

COSCO Genoa inbound. Photo by John Skelson

Caitlin Ann with a load of scrap metal headed for Newark. Photo by John Skelson

NY Media Boat west in the KVK. Photo by John Skelson

DOT launch American Legion, third SI Ferry vessel so named. Photo by John Skelson

NYPD Harbor Unit at the Statue. Photo by John Skelson

Heavy Lift Ship Palau anchored in Stapleton was headed for Albany. Photo by John Skelson

MSC Rania at the KV Buoy on a rainy morning. Photo by John Skelson

Oleander always arrives on Thursday. Photo by John Skelson

Ross Sea. Photo by John Skelson

US Park Police “Moose Boat”. Photo by John Skelson

 

Photos from the week of 4/09-4/16, 2015.

Until next week… John Skelson

 

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

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