Watch: Vessels Break Loose on Icy Hudson Near Troy, New York

The U.S. Coast Guard and other state and local agencies responded Friday to reports of several barges and vessels breaking away from their moorings on the Hudson River near Troy, New York due to ice flows. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York received the initial report of the situation from Rensselaer emergency dispatch. New York State Marine notified the Coast … [Read more...]

Horrifying Video Shows Fatal Tugboat Sinking on Hudson River

GRAPHIC WARNING: This video may be disturbing to some viewers. Some horrifying new video has been released showing last month's fatal sinking of the tugboat Specialist on the Hudson River underneath the Tappan Zee Bridge. Three crew members were killed when the 90-foot tugboat, one of three escorting a barge down the river, struck a moored construction barge and sank … [Read more...]

2008 NYC Tugboat Race – Photo’s and Video

As we reported last week, this past weekend was the 16th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition organized by the Working Harbor Committee, and once again it failed to disappoint.  The competition went on without a hitch with a total of 29 participating.  Looks like it was a beautiful summer day on the Hudson seems like a good time was had all … [Read more...]

2008 NYC Tugboat Race

Image courtesy of On Sunday, August 31 is the 16th Annual Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition held at Pier 84 on the Hudson River.  I know last year this event was a big hit and we look forward to it again this year.  Below is a description of the event from Tugboats from all of the tug and towing companies in New York Harbor, as well … [Read more...]