The Coast Guard demonstrated the service’s search and rescue capabilities on Pier 86 Thursday, ahead of Friday’s Veterans Day parade at which the Coast Guard will be the “featured service.” The Coast Guard brought in a Jayhawk MH60 helicopter, the Coast Guard version of the Blackhawk, and dropped a rescue swimmer in the water who was then winched up.
Meanwhile, observed commercial traffic was dominated by Reinauer ATBs. The Josephine came through early with a cargo for Albany. Kristy Ann was coming the other direction with a light barge while Nicole Reinauer returned from Boston light as well, briefly anchored in the River and then headed for the Reinauer dock on the North Shore of Staten Island. Meanwhile, Kirby’s Lincoln Sea with its plus-sized barge remained anchored off 96th Street.