Coast Guard responding to tanker run aground on Hudson River

Northeast Atlantic Coast Guard News
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.

The Stena Primorsk in Sweden in 2009. Photo by Bengt Mutén

The Stena Primorsk in Sweden in 2009. Photo by Bengt Mutén

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