The offshore service vessel HOS Browning anchored in the North River ahead of the Fourth of July weekend. The Browning is hosting a drilling rig, visible on the deck, and will be doing survey work for Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind for wind farms in the New York Bight. See the recent article in MarineLog for more.
Patrice McAllister was also anchored near 72nd Street with her barge made up on the hip, offering an unusual view of the barge’s unoccupied notch from shore Friday evening. Further upriver, Barry Silverton remains anchored with what appears to be a fully loaded barge, making this a rather unusual stay. Rhea Bouchard, the other Centerline Logistics tug which had been anchored on the river this week, appears to be back at work, heading for Braintree.
Late Thursday, a bulker came through heading for the wallboard plant in Buchanan, NY, the second cargo we have seen heading up there this summer. The bulker originated in Garrucha, Spain, a major gypsum export port, of course a key ingredient in wallboard. The Buchanan plant is, along with the Yonkers sugar refinery, one of two remaining receivers of bulk cargo in Westchester County. A couple of Moran tugs headed up ahead of the bulker to assist with docking.
Wishing everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend.