NY Collision Investigated

Monday, March 17, 2008
The Coast Guard is investigating a collision between a 623-foot freighter 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 freighter Osprey I, carrying scrap metal, collided with the dredge Delaware Bay while traveling outbound for sea. The Delaware Bay is currently dredging the channel for a federal project contracted by the Army Corps of Engineers. The Coast Guard Sector New York Vessel Traffic Service received notification from both vessels after the collision. A rescue crew in a 33-foot Coast Guard Station New York boat was dispatched immediately and was on scene within minutes. The Osprey I sustained a 25-30 foot by 3 foot breach of the hull, 5 foot 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.

Casualties

Fire-stricken Ferry Moored Safely

The fire aboard the passenger vessel ferry Caribbean Fantasy has been extinguished, and the vessel has been moored safely at Pier 15 in San Juan Harbor, the U.S.

Boat Sinks in Indonesia: 10 dead, 5 missing

Ten people have drowned while five are still missing after a wooden boat carrying 17 people capsized in the province of Riau Islands on Sunday morning, reports the Jakarta Post.

500 Passengers Abandon Burning Ship In Caribbean Sea

More than 500 passengers and crew evacuated from burning Caribbean Fantasy, a combination cruise and ferry ship, about a mile off Puerto Rico’s north coast Wednesday,

 
 
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