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Coast Guard clears path for large commercial ships on Providence River

by U.S. Coast Guard 1st District Northeast 10 Jan 23:19 PST
Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Bristol watches a tug and barge pass after clearing the deep draft channel of a buoy that was knocked off position Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in the Providence River. The buoy was knocked off station by ice © U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Bristol towed a buoy that was blocking a portion of the Providence River shipping channel back to its proper position using a Buoy Utility Stern Loading (BUSL) boat, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.

The buoy was knocked off station by ice and was blocking the deep draft channel. The team's successful repositioning of the buoy allowed larger commercial vessels to safely transit to port. As part of Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters the Coast Guard is dedicated to providing safe, efficient, and navigable waterways that ensure Northeast communities have the necessary resources they need throughout the winter.

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