VESSEL TRAFFIC CENTER (FOR RELEASE)

STATEN ISLAND, New York (Aug. 14, 2003)–Seaman Operations Specialist Jason Dailey, sector operator at the Vessel Traffic Center at Coast Guard Activities New York, Staten Island, N.Y. monitors vessel traffic in the New York Harbor before the blackout darkened the northeast Aug. 14, 2003. Unlike the many city traffic signals that went out, the VTC had back-up generators and battery power that helped harbor traffic continue to flow freely through the duration of the blackout. USCG photo PA2 Mike Hvozda

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