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IMTT Bayonne terminal facility. Photo via IMTT


Coast Guard Sector New York are monitoring an oil spill in Upper New York Harbor that occurred Saturday night when a tugboat accidentally allided with a fuel terminal pier.


Coast Guard Sector New York ensignia


Coast Guard News: Coast Guard Sector New York received notification at approximately 10 p.m. Saturday from IMTT crew members of an oil spill as a result of an allision between a tug and a fuel terminal pier.

Bayonne oil spill caused by tugboat hitting pier, Coast Guard says. Photo via New Jersey Advance


The Coast Guard immediately launched members from the Coast Guard Pollution Response Team New York to investigate. A Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey along with pollution responders assisting with the investigation.

Sunday morning, a Coast Guard helicopter made an emergency landing on a Staten Island golf course. USCG Photo via New Jersey Advance


Sunday morning, while on their way back to base in Atlantic City NJ, the Coast Guard helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing when the aircraft began to fill with smoke.  No one was injured when the HH-65 Dolphin helicopter touched-down on the Staten Island golf course green.

New Jersey Advance: Coast Guard Petty Officer Gail Dale said the four-person crew was returning to Atlantic City after monitoring an oil spill in Bayonne. Dale said a faulty alternator was the source of the problem. The helicopter landed at the Richmond Country Club in Staten Island, the Coast Guard said. Nobody was injured.

 Read more here from Coast Guard News: and the New Jersey Advance


by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee, hat tip to Pix by Ninjuhtrix

I know quite a few friends who are die-hard Duran Duran fans who are going to be quite disappointed to hear that Dock Rocks, the benefit concert scheduled for this Tuesday August 4, has been cancelled.

It’s said the concert hit a technical snag that couldn’t be resolved in time for Tuesday’s show. [The New York Times]

via List UK


[The New York Times:] Dock Rocks, a concert to benefit the South Street Seaport Museum that was scheduled for Tuesday, has been canceled.

The concert, whose musical acts included Duran Duran and Wyclef Jean, would have been the first fund-raising event for the museum since Hurricane Sandy severely damaged it nearly three years ago. Mr. Boulware said the museum plans to put on a similar benefit in October.

Purchased tickets will be refunded in full.

Read more from The New York Times here…


by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee



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