The newly commissioned Coast Guard 154’ Fast Response Cutter the Clarence Suthphin Jr. is tied up at the end of Pier 86, the pier which houses the Intrepid Museum. The Sutphin’s commissioning ceremony was apparently yesterday and it is soon heading for Bahrain, one of six such cutters which support the US Central Command in the Persian Gulf. To access Pier 86 you need a ticket from the Intrepid Museum, but a ticket to just visit the pier (a Pier Pass) is apparently free. Who knew?
Meanwhile, dredging operations continue between Pier 88 and Pier 90.