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Here was the first in the series.  Recognize the orange hull behind the orange inflatable?

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It appeared to be a drill . . . at the St. George ferry racks of John J. Marchi.  If anyone ends up in the frigid waters of the sixth boro, I presume this is the procedure.  I missed the actual lowering.

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As I left the west side of the terminal to see what tug had delivered the fuel barge (Answer:  Eastern Dawn . . . 8th foto here), I saw the inflatable westbound and then

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moments later, eastbound.

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By the time I moved around to this side of the ferry racks again, said inflatable was hoisted, ready to the next drill or the next emergency.

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All fotos by Will Van Dorp.   Here’s a video of deckhands talking about a rescue a few years back.

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