Manhattan, NY – FDNY Hosts Annual Blessing Of Marine Fleets


    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.

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    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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