Saturday morning with a barge fire

Beautiful cool fall conditions persisted Saturday, with light winds out of the west punctuated by occasional gusts. Commercial traffic was heavy and a small fire on a paper recycling barge at Pier 99 brought FDNY Marine units to the scene. The fire was quickly extinguished, but five DSNY employees reported minor injuries (see article in West Side Rag for more details).

FDNY marine units at Pier 99
Ladder 35 and Engine 40 responded by land
Marine units monitor the barge after the fire was extinguished
Cape Henry remained anchored off West 86th Street for another day
Ellen Bouchard also remained anchored
Vinik 6 left its Yonkers anchorage and headed for Raritan Bay
Kimberly Poling brought a light barge south from Albany
Buchanan12 was on its daily dolomite run, but turned mid river and stemmed off Pier 90 to kill some time mid-morning before continuing to Jersey City
Cutter Sturgeon Bay left its North River anchorage, briefly anchored by the Statue, and then headed for its Bayonne base, joining Penobscot Bay there, with UN Week now behind us
Dace Reinauer, of 1968 vintage, came down from Newburgh with a light barge
Kristy Ann was heading the other way with a loaded barge
Evelyn Curtis passed Chelsea with a loaded barge for Albany
Dann Marine pushed a load of cement south from Ravenna, passing Cape Henry at slack tide
DonJon Marine brought empty scows north, passing Cape Henry
Jonathan Moran headed to Pier 88 to assist Carnival Magic
Carnival Magic left for Bermuda, as seen from J24 sailboat
Arcadia got an assist from Laura Moran as a kayaker steered clear by Pier 86

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