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Tanker loses steering, runs aground in Hudson River

Dec 20, 2012 06:49 PM

Stena Primorsk grounded near Stuyvesant, N.Y.

The following is the text of a press release issued by the U.S. Coast Guard:

(NEW YORK) - The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a motor tanker running aground on the Hudson River near Stuyvesant, N.Y.

Coast Guard Sector New York was notified just after 9 a.m. that the 600-foot motor tanker, Stena Primorsk, ran aground after it reportedly lost steering while transiting from Albany, N.Y. via the Hudson River, carrying light crude oil. The tanker is currently at anchor nearby Stuyvesant Anchorage.

The tanker crew reported that no pollution or injuries resulted from the incident. Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York State Police air crews have performed over flights of the Hudson River and reported no pollution in vicinity of tanker.

Coast Guard Sector New York pollution and marine emergency responders, working closely with state and local partners, have been dispatched to the tanker to investigate the incident.

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