Coast Guard Cutters Remain Busy Along Icy Hudson River
Jan 12, 2018
KINGSTON, N.Y. — Coast Guard crews have been busy freeing up tugs stuck in the icy Hudson River.
The Coast Guard recently used an ice-breaking vessel to free a tug that had been stuck in the ice near Kingston. The ice-breaking tug freed another vessel near Saugerties.
Temperatures have dropped below zero along the river recently, complicating commercial shipping between New York City and Albany.
The Coast Guard has ice-breaking tugs positioned along the river to help vessels where the river ice is thick.
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Photo caption: Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot Bay helps break free tug Brooklyn from the ice on the Hudson River near Saugerties, New York. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
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