Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Bristol approaches a buoy that was knocked off position by ice, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in the Providence River. The team used their Buoy Utility Stern Loading (BUSL) boat buoy to tow the buoy out of the deep draft channel allowing larger commercial vessels to safely transit to port. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
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 on Tuesday.
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.
Video: Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Bristol provides an escort through ice for a 500-foot ship on the Providence River.