Coast Guard Investigating Vessel Collisin in New York Harbor

New York – The Coast Guard is investigating a collision between a 623-foot tanker and a 216-foot dredge in the upper bay of New York Harbor about one mile north of Staten Island, N.Y., around 9 a.m. today.

The tanker Osprey I, carrying scrap metal, collided with the dredge Delaware Bay, contracted out by the Army Corps of Engineers, while traveling outbound for sea. The Delaware Bay is currently dredging the channel for a federal project.

The Coast Guard Sector New York Vessel Traffic Service received notification from both vessels after the collision. A 33-foot Coast Guard Station New York rescue boat crew was dispatched immediately and was on scene within minutes.

The Osprey I sustained a 25-foot inset above the waterline along its right side. The vessel is not taking on water and is in stable condition.

The Delaware Bay reportedly sustained minimal hull damage.

There are no reports of injuries or pollution.

“Coast Guard Marine Inspectors and Investigators are currently onboard both vessels looking into the possible causes of the collision,” said Lt. Erica Mack, Sector New York’s command duty officer.

This incident is under investigation.

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