Mean reversion weekend
The run of unseasonably warm temperatures finally came to an end over the weekend, with the mercury dropping into the 30’s and 40’s. Winds were light though and skies increasingly clear by Sunday. Commercial traffic has been light, with tanker cargos seemingly absent during daylight hours—perhaps the warm temperatures have reduced demand for heating oil…
Looking for a ship
A blanket of thick fog sat over the river for almost the whole of Wednesday, with visibility ranging from poor to worse than poor. At sunrise it was practically pea soup, such that a bulk freighter coming down from Coeymans was nearly completely invisible at less than 500 yards off the end of pier i…
Too much of a good thing?
Conditions began to move into the “a little too good” category on Saturday, with temperatures creeping up into the 70s. Recreational boaters lucky enough not to have taken their boats out for the winter yet were enjoying things, and the commercial crews were probably also content not to be freezing.
Port in a storm
Soaking rain and cold north winds persisted Monday for a third day in the aftermath of the hurricane and low pressure moving through to the south. Tug and tanker barge combinations have been sitting out the weather at anchor, with Pocamoke and Haggerty Girls in the North River and a number of boats sitting off…
Lots of Magic heading into a wet weekend.
Temperatures barely got into the 60s Friday as New York heads into a soaked weekend thanks to the remnants of Hurricane Ian. With the storm moving ashore in South Carolina now, Norwegian Getaway made a late Thursday departure without passengers for its winter base in Cape Canaveral. Getaway was replaced by Carnival Magic and Disney…
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…
Heating up again
Temperatures have continued to climb after the mild weekend and winds were light on Tuesday. Observed commercial traffic was fairly typical, with stone moving south and refined oil products moving north.
Splendid weather persisted through Sunday, with clear skies, light breezes and moderate temperatures. River traffic was fairly light, with the notable exception of one large cargo ship coming through early.
Wind and water
The city continued to bake in unbearable heat on Monday. The River was the place to be with steady south winds providing some natural air conditioning. Commercial traffic was light and fairly typical in nature. The super yacht Neninka remained anchored off 72nd Street for a second day. A CMV-22B, which is a Navy logistics…
Perfect Tuesday for pushing rock
Cooler air, lower humidity but still with the same steady breeze out of the southwest made for perfect conditions on Tuesday. River traffic was fairly heavy with a lot of rock and gravel heading south. The Mako remained anchored off 72nd Street, going on four days, but perhaps her brief visit to the Upper Bay…