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New York Media Contact: (212) 668-7114

1st District Public Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

Date: Nov. 01, 2012

U.S. Coast Guard

Contact: Public Affairs Detachment New York

Office: (212) 668-7114

Mobile: (917) 703-0983

U.S. Coast Guard damage assessment teams survey New York Harbor

NEW YORK--Coast Guard pollution responders and damage assessment teams from Coast Guard Sector New York got underway in New York Harbor to survey the waterway, and to look for pollution sources, sunken vessels, and potential actionable discharge of oil or release of hazardous materials. Assessment teams continue to identify environmental and navigation hazards and work to mitigate damage as recovery efforts continue after Hurricane Sandy.

 

U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Annie R. B. Elis.

A large tanker is aground on Staten Island, N.Y., after Hurricane Sandy swept through the N.Y. and N.J. areas Nov. 1, 2012.

A large tanker is aground on Staten Island, N.Y., after Hurricane Sandy swept through the N.Y. and N.J. areas Nov. 1, 2012.


Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Rose from Coast Guard Station New York counts down the distance from the pier before taking on three crewmembers in New York Harbor during a damage assessment during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Nov. 1, 2012.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Ryan Rose from Coast Guard Station New York counts down the distance from the pier before taking on three crewmembers in New York Harbor during a damage assessment during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Nov. 1, 2012.


Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Hudak from Aids to Navigation Team New York surveys a chart for the correct position of nautical aids in Jamaica Bay during a damage assessment during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Nov. 1, 2012.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Hudak from Aids to Navigation Team New York surveys a chart for the correct position of nautical aids in Jamaica Bay during a damage assessment during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Nov. 1, 2012.


Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Aaron Rice, a pollution responder from Coast Guard Sector New York, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Miller, a federal on-scene coordinator representative during the Coast Guard’s post-storm response, conduct a damage assessment while underway in the Jamaica Bay section of New York Harbor in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Nov. 1, 2012.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Aaron Rice, a pollution responder from Coast Guard Sector New York, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Miller, a federal on-scene coordinator representative during the Coast Guard'€™s post-storm response, conduct a damage assessment while underway in the Jamaica Bay section of New York Harbor in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Nov. 1, 2012.


Coast Guard Cutter Spencer anchors in New York Harbor during post-storm operations in support of Coast Guard Sector New York on Staten Island, Nov. 1, 2012.

Coast Guard Cutter Spencer anchors in New York Harbor during post-storm operations in support of Coast Guard Sector New York on Staten Island, Nov. 1, 2012.


Coast Guard pollution responders assess damage to a pier near Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team New York in Bayonne, N.J., Nov. 1, 2012.

Coast Guard pollution responders assess damage to a pier near Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team New York in Bayonne, N.J., Nov. 1, 2012.




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