QE2 anchors off Staten Island

September 28, 2008 at 6:21 pm Leave a comment

Guests on the Queen Elizabeth 2 today were getting a long look at the Stapleton waterfront because the huge ocean liner dropped anchor off Staten Island, delaying its departure from New York because of rough seas in the North Atlantic.

The huge QE2 was waiting for the ocean to become calmer.
“The weather out at sea was a little rough,” said Gary Rives, a spokesman for the Coast Guard.

As is a customary practice for such ships, the captain decided to postpone the journey, so guests do not have to ride over choppy water, he said.

“It’s no emergency; they are probably going to leave this afternoon,” Rives said.

A fire earlier this morning in pier 88 in Manhattan was extinguished without incident and was unrelated to the docking of the ship off the Stapleton Coast, according to a spokesman for the New York City Fire Department.

Staten Island Advance

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