Tanker Goes Aground Off Brooklyn

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 27, 2017

 Oil tanker Kamome Victoria that ran aground in a shipping channel between New York and New Jersey has been cleared to depart after it passed inspections, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

 
According to AP report, the product tanker was carrying 373,000 gallons (1.4 million liters) of fuel but there is no indication any fuel has spilled. 
 
Crews found no sign of any pollution from the Panamanian-flag vessel. There are no reports of injuries. An initial assessment has found no structural damage to the ship.
 
The tanker notified the Coast Guard it had run aground south of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge while traveling outbound. The cause of the grounding is still under investigation, the Coast Guard said. 
 
The Kamome Victoria was traveling near the Ambrose Channel, off Sandy Hook and Queens, New York.
 
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