Coast Guard plan: More barges anchored on Hudson

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lohud.com: The Coast Guard is floating the idea of adding more places for commercial vessels to drop anchor on the Hudson River.

10 locations between Yonkers and Kingston have been chosen as potential anchorages, including sites at Tomkins Cove and Montrose.

The Coast Guard is asking for public feedback on the plan, which officials said is meant to make river traffic safer and more efficient.

Commercial vessels such as barges and their attending tug, tow or push boats would be expected to use the anchor sites. Coast Guard officials say that would accommodate a variety of vessels and configurations and would not interfere with areas of the river where boats have historically plied the waters.  Read more.

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