Stranded Tanker Freed from Piscataqua River Bridge

The Sarah Mildred Long Bridge, seen from Kittery, Maine. Photo/Wikipedia

The Coast Guard reports that the 473’ tanker Harbour Feature was successfully freed at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Monday after coming to rest against the Sarah Long Bridge, on the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Tugboats were able to safely tow the Portuguese-flagged motor vessel from the bridge to the state pier during slack tide.

No pollution and no injuries were reported.

The Harbour Feature crew has reported a 6” to 12” inch rupture above the waterline of the vessel near the port ballast tank. At this time there is no water entering the ship and no pollution from the ship.

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