Monday, July 17, 2017




Coast Guard study of Hudson River to begin this fall

NEW YORK – With the idea of approving additional commercial barge anchorages on the Hudson River in the Mid-Hudson region off the table for now, the Coast Guard’s ports and waterways safety assessment study will commence this fall.

The process will begin with workshops in two or more locations, said Coast Guard spokeswoman Chief Warrant Officer Allyson Conroy.

“These activities include a series of discussions about the waterway attributes and the users followed by completion of surveys to establish baseline risk levels, evaluate the effectiveness and existing risk mitigations, identify additional interventions,” she said. “We will be gathering qualitative and quantitative data to help us decide what the risks are on the river.”

Conroy could not put a timetable on completion of the process.


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