Seastreak has cancelled its ferry service on Monday January 8 due to an ice field that has formed between the Atlantic Highlands and Sandy Hook which extends to Staten Island, according to an announcement by the company. The ice field is up to 15 inches thick.
Due to the extreme low temperatures combined with strong Northwest winds over the weekend, an ice field of up to 15 inches thick has formed from Atlantic Highlands to Sandy Hook and extending to Staten Island. Therefore, due to the worst ice conditions in Seastreak’s operating history, we will be forced to cancel service for Monday, January 8th.
The announcement stated that tug boat the company normally uses to clear its routes was unable to break through the ice field on Sunday. They are bringing in a high horsepower tug on Monday which they are confident will get the ice broken up with the assistance of the anticipated Southwest winds of up to 30 knot.