Repairs of Barge Collision with Veteran’s Pier to be completed by September

Repairs of Fire Damage to Carteret Marina
expected to begin in October

CARTERET, NJ – Plans are underway to repair damages to Veteran’s Pier and the Municipal Marina at Carteret Waterfront Park, Mayor Daniel J. Reiman recently announced.

Repairs to more than $1.3 million in damage to the pier began early last month and is expected to be completed in late September, Mayor Reiman said. Work on $217,000 in damages to the marina is anticipated to begin in October, one year after a fire and a barge accident happened within a week of each other. Both projects are being handled by South Jersey-based Agate Construction.

“With the recent arrival of our first ferry boat, we’re very pleased that this much needed work in the wake of unfortunate events is coming to fruition,” the Mayor said. “Thankfully, no one was hurt in either incident.”

On Oct. 24, a 34-foot yacht caught fire, drifted into two other docked boats, and damaged them and their slips, according to municipal fire reports. The fire originated at the end of the marina’s Dock B, caused significant damage to the dock, as well as collateral damage to Dock A. The end of Dock B has been closed since the fire.

The vessels involved sank, were recovered and removed from the marina. The fire damaged the surface, polymer corner slabs, fendering, dock boxes, and internal flotation of three floating concrete modules of Dock B, one of Dock A’s electrical pedestals and dock boxes, and the marina’s 104-foot treated timber water system, PVC electrical chases, two junction boxes, electrical conductors and three power pedestals.

On Oct. 31, a 96-foot section of Veteran’s Pier was struck by a barge. That section of the pier has remained closed since then.

Damage included significant deflection of three steel and batter piles, buckled wave-screen walers, sheeting and pile cap totaling 84 feet, extensive superstructure damage to structural steel channels, handrails and bar grating, and damage to electrical handrail lighting conductors, conduit, and power supply units.

The remainder of the marina and pier have been fully operational since the incidents.

Agate previously worked on phase 1 construction of the forthcoming ferry terminal, including the installation of approximately 130 linear feet of steel sheet pile bulkhead along the waterfront. The Clermont-based construction company also built the forthcoming Southern Riverwalk, which extends along the Arthur Kill from the southern tip of Waterfront Park to Tuft’s Point at the border of Woodbridge Township.

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