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Archive for June 10th, 2012

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– photo by Mitch Waxman

A quick one for this week’s “Maritime Sunday”, depicting the “P.O. Kenny Hansen” Launch No. 4 of the redoubtable NYPD Harbor Unit as it patrolled the Kill Van Kull. Named for a young officer who lost his life in the line of duty, as are all Police boats, wherever the crew was going- they were heading there fast.


Officer Kenneth Hansen, 26, drowned after apparently suffering a leg cramp while posing as a victim during an air-sea rescue training operation in the water off Battery Park. He was wearing street clothes and no life vest when he disappeared beneath the murky water while waiting for a lifeline from a helicopter hovering overhead. Officer Hansen was reported missing and his body was recovered from New York Harbor in Lower Manhattan the next day.

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