Coast Guard responds to vessel collision near Hart Island, N.Y

Coast Guard Station Juneau 29-foot Response Boat-SMALL II file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios.

Coast Guard 29-foot Response Boat-SMALL II file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jon-Paul Rios.

NEW YORK — The Coast Guard responded to a report of a collision between two vessels near Hart Island, New York, Thursday evening.

At approximately 11:15 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New York command center were notified of a vessel collision where a 40-foot vessel and an 18-foot vessel reportedly collided, both receiving damage.

A rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Kings Point arrived on scene approximately 15 minutes later, and the crew brought two injured people aboard their 29-foot Response Boat–Small. The two people were then transferred to shore where emergency medical professionals who treated their injuries.

The damaged vessels were towed by commercial salvage.

The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.

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