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Manhattan, NY - FDNY Hosts Annual Blessing Of Marine Fleets

Published on: July 1, 2019 05:26 PM
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On July 1, 2019, FDNY hosted the 18th Blessing of its Marine Fleet at the South Street Seaport in Manhattan. (FDNY)On July 1, 2019, FDNY hosted the 18th Blessing of its Marine Fleet at the South Street Seaport in Manhattan. (FDNY)

Manhattan, NY - New York - The New York City Fire Department held today its traditional blessing of the marine fleet in Lower Manhattan at South Street Seaport.

This annual maritime tradition is meant to ensure safe travels, and includes a procession of fireboats along the East River led by Fireboat Three Forty Three of Marine Company 1 – FDNY’s largest fireboat, followed by a colored water display.

The FDNY Marine operation encompasses 28 vessels which are stationed throughout the five boroughs.

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