[NYCkayaker] kayaker in the shipping channel under the VZ bridge

David Mills dbmills58@yahoo.com
Thu Jun 27 19:02:00 EDT 2013


There is plenty of space there to hang out, way outside of the shipping lanes... why would someone want to sit where they can, and will get run over?
 

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 From: Ray Fusco <Ray@rayfuscoinc.com>
To: NYC Water Trail <nyc-water-trail@googlegroups.com>; nyckayaker post <nyckayaker@rockandwater.net> 
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2013 5:38 PM
Subject: [NYCkayaker] kayaker in the shipping channel under the VZ bridge
  

hi folks,

I got this from USCG today.  Lets stay on top of folks about camping out under the VZ bridge and in the channel.

Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2013 9:53 PM
Subject: Incident Initial & Final: 642253 - SECNY - LE - RECREATIONAL BOATING SAFETY ENFORCEMENT - THE NARROWS
LOCATION OF INCIDENT: THE NARROWS
NEAREST CITY/LANDMARK: VERRAZANO BRIDGE

SITUATION: At 2017Q SCC received notification from M/V BOSPOROUS HIGHWAY through VTS NY of a kayak with one person onboard stopped in the middle of the channel underneath the Verrazano Bridge. The kayak posed an unsafe condition for inbound traffic.

WX: WINDS: SW 5 knots; SEAS 1ft; VIS 10 NM; AIR/WATER 81/68

ACTIONS: SCC launched FDNY Marine 9 and Sta New York CG45622.  FDNY Marine 9 arrived on scene and escorted the kayak out of the middle of the shipping lane. Sta NY arrived on scene, and safely escorted the kayak out of the channel and educated operator. SCC briefed LEDO, SMC, and ICR.  CG45622 RTB'd.

FUTURE PLANS: No further action, case closed.

ray
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