Beautiful late-fall conditions prevailed Tuesday after Monday’s line of storms, with winds around 10 knots out of the west. Security was tight on land and on the rivers as the UN Meetings kicked off and ahead of President Biden’s visit Wednesday. The Coast Guard 140 foot ice breaking tug Sturgeon Bay was stationed in the North River anchorages and her counterpart Penobscot Bay was on station by the UN. The faster 87’ Protector Class Sandy Hook-based cutter Belgua was tied up in reserve at the Marine 1 FDNY station in Chelsea, and the 110’ Island Class Woods Hole-based cutter Sanibel was patrolling the East River, along with numerous small Coast Guard and NYPD boats. Commercial tanker barge traffic remained heavy on the North River, perhaps signaling that heating oil season is upon us.
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