Lots of action at Pier 88

The passenger ship terminal remains busy, with Norwegian cruise lines accounting for the bulk of the business. After Getaway and Gem departed Sunday for Nova Scotia and Portugal, respectively, Norwegian Escape was here Monday and is now off to Bermuda, and Norwegian Joy arriving this morning and now also heading off to Bermuda. Perhaps things are looking up for the cruise industry?

Norwegian Joy arrives at Pier 88, trailed by a bunkering barge

Meanwhile, dredging continues at the terminal amidst all this activity. A large tug belonging to DonJon marine, the Douglas J, arrived from Baltimore and joined the action.

The Douglas J ready to work

The Mako remains anchored north of the boat basin for a third day. After four days she will need special Coast Guard permission to remain. On the subject of long anchoring, the Teresa recently left Beaumont Texas, consistent with the court documents we reviewed that indicated she had a final cargo of asphalt to discharge there. She is currently tied up in the Sabine Pass just down the river from Beaumont on the Gulf perhaps beginning life under her new owners though we do not have any information on who they might be.

Mako at anchor for a third day

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