Coast Guard responds to vessel striking Sunshine Bridge in St. James Parish, Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is responding to a tank ship that struck the Sunshine Bridge in St. James Parish, Louisiana, Sunday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report that the Marshall Islands flagged tank ship, Dank Silver, struck the Sunshine Bridge at 1:30 p.m.

The vessel, owned by Dank Silver Maritime Transportation Company Limited, was heading down-bound from Burnside, Louisiana and is currently held at Grande View Anchorage, Louisiana, to assess any damages.

Members from Sector New Orleans are investigating the incident.

There have been no reported injuries or pollution.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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