Coast Guard responding to train derailment on Schuylkill Arsenal Bridge in Philadelphia

5th Coast Guard District News
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard and local agencies are responding Monday to a train derailment over the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.

Local police notified watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay at approximately 1 a.m. and reported a train derailed on the Schuylkill Arsenal Bridge. The rail cars are reported to be carrying crude oil.

A 25-foot Response Boat — Small crew from Coast Guard Station Philadelphia is enforcing a safety zone in the river south of the bridge.

A team of Coast Guard pollution responders from Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay is also on scene.

There is no report of material leaking from the derailed cars.

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