Proposed Hudson River Anchorages

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is considering adopting regulations that would establish 43 new places to anchor for commercial vessels along the Hudson River at 10 sites located between Yonkers, Westchester County, and Kingston, Ulster County. This proposal could open up over 2,400 acres of the river to new anchorages, in essence creating huge parking lots for barges—many of which likely would contain volatile crude oil awaiting shipment to East Coast refineries.