• BIST 98.987
  • Altın 220,669
  • Dolar 5,3488
  • Euro 6,0733
  • İstanbul 9 °C
  • Ankara 5 °C

Commerical vessels

Commerical vessels
The Norwalk Harbor Management Commission's Application Review Committee tabled action Tuesday night on a request by the city to allow commercial vessels "unrestricted" use of the visitors' docks at Veterans Memorial Park.

"There's nothing wrong with having commercial (vessels), but it's got to be defined," said John T. Pinto, the committee's acting chairman. "As the Harbor Management Commission, we're interested in the definition of 'commercial,' because we can't have a vessel that's 80-feet long."

Dennis Santella, also on the committee, said he had concerns about the structural integrity of the floating docks, given their age, for larger vessels.

"I make a motion to table this until we get further information," Santella said.

Residents Diane Cece and Diane Lauricella, as well as councilwomen Joanne T. Romano and Michelle A. Maggio, welcomed the committee's decision to table action on the request.

"I'm going to ask this be put on the agenda of our next Recreation and Parks Committee meeting for a discussion item," Maggio said.

At issue is a request by the city's Department of Recreation and Parks seeking "Change of Use" approval to allow commercial vessels at the city docks, also known as the David S. Dunavan Boating Center.

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would have the final say on the request to "accept unrestricted use by municipal, commercial, and recreational vessels."

The current Army Corps permit allows only transient and recreational vessels.

In practice, the harbormaster's boat and municipal vessels already use the docks.

Tony D'Andrea, Harbor Management Commission chairman, said the requested change would be a "benefit considering the new fire boat coming into town."

"I'm a big proponent of public safety," D'Andrea said. "But we need to understand the size of the vessels that are going to be allowed to (dock) there."

Harbor Management commissioners will discuss the matter tonight but take no action, according to Pinto.

The requested "Change of Use" comes as the city and the owner of the Island Belle, a 600-passenger Mississippi paddleboat, work to keep the commercial vessel in Norwalk.

In May, the Army Corps notified Mayor Richard A. Moccia that the Island Belle wasn't allowed at the city docks. Further, the vessel was so positioned as to encroach into the federal navigation channel.

Ken Hart, Island Belle owner, said the vessel since has been moved from the navigation channel. He expressed hope that the issues will be resolved and the Island Belle can remain in Norwalk Harbor.

"We're in talks with other locations in the event that things aren't able to work out in the city," Hart said. But "Norwalk is the place we'd love to be."

Robert F. Maslan, Jr., head of the city's law department, said the "Change of Use" request is not related to the Island Belle but rather to allow existing use of the docks by the harbormaster's boat, as well as city police and fire boats.

"If the Island Belle comes in at all, it's going to be a totally separate application," Maslan said. "This is not directly related to the Island Belle."




source: thehour

This news is a total 5108 time has been read
  • Comments 0
    UYARI: Küfür, hakaret, rencide edici cümleler veya imalar, inançlara saldırı içeren, imla kuralları ile yazılmamış,
    Türkçe karakter kullanılmayan ve büyük harflerle yazılmış yorumlar onaylanmamaktadır.
    Bu habere henüz yorum eklenmemiştir.
Other News
  • Japan to Launch Whaling Mission in Southern Ocean15 November 2018 Thursday 16:58
  • IMRF, Nautical Institute Sign MOU for Safety13 November 2018 Tuesday 12:13
  • The Winners of the IMRF Awards Announced12 November 2018 Monday 09:45
  • Russia Revises Northern Sea Route Ice Class Criteria09 November 2018 Friday 11:48
  • NMA Proposed Stricter Environmental Regulations in Fjords08 November 2018 Thursday 11:24
  • Arkas Holding and IRISL Dissolve the Partnership07 November 2018 Wednesday 19:20
  • Mamma mia! on the seas!05 August 2015 Wednesday 09:55
  • ITIC Warns of Growing Funds Diversion Frauds17 March 2015 Tuesday 08:25
  • Who Can Afford Giant Boxships?03 March 2015 Tuesday 08:20
  • Singapore to Bolster Its Maritime Sector25 February 2015 Wednesday 14:00
  • All Rights Reserved © 2006 TURKISH MARITIME | İzinsiz ve kaynak gösterilmeden yayınlanamaz.
    Phone : 0090 212 293 75 48 | Fax : 0090 212 293 75 49 |