Busy and breezy

The bulker Peristil came down the river just before sundown on Sunday evening, riding high with her rudder visible after having unloaded a cargo in Albany. Before Albany, Peristil had loaded in northern Chile, making it likely that road salt was what she brought with her. The Peristil anchored in the harbor overnight and was met by a bunkering tug, and then sailed out Monday morning, signaling Gramercy, near New Orleans as her destination where she will likely load a new cargo for export overseas.

Peristil leaves town light

Monday morning saw a fairly crowded river, with four tugs at anchor, including the long-term resident Teresa, the Saint Emilion, and the Ruth and Dean Reinauer AT/B combinations. By late morning, Saint Emilion was on her way to load new cargos in the Arthur Kill and Port Newark.

Four tugs at anchor at Monday morning slack tide
Saint Emilion heads out to collect new cargo

Something drew a number of Coast Guard and law enforcement boats up towards the bridge during the morning as well, and a Westchester County police boat also travelled down to there as well.

Coast Guard small harbor tug Hawser and a fast boat head for the bridge
Followed by an NYPD launch
And a boat from NYS Environmental Conservation Police
Later, a Coast Guard Dolphin helicopter also flew up the river

Christian Reinauer returned from Providence, dropped its barge on Staten Island and then headed upriver towards Albany, perhaps for an overhaul of some sort.

Christian Reinauer lonely without its barge heading for Albany
Buchanan12 headed back to the Point Clinton Quarry with empty hoppers as Riverside Park flags show the stiff 10-15 MPH west wind
Donjon Marine towed a large crane north as a cormorant flew south in the foreground

2 responses to “Busy and breezy”

  1. If you manage to get a closeup of the port of registry on Teresa’s stern, you’ll be surprised . . .


    1. I know—Liberia! Don’t understand how that works with the Jones Act, assuming most cargos for a tug and barge will be domestic. Also don’t understand why she has been anchored in that spot for going two months. I have never seen a tug barge sit in the river for so long.


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