Massive Tankship Collides with a Vessel Off Long Island

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On May 12, a massive tankship collided with a commercial fishing vessel off Long Island and the Coast Guard has initiated an investigation regarding this incident.

What happened?

The tankship ‘Tofteviken’ and the fishing vessel ‘Polaris’ collided about 30 miles southeast of Bridgehampton, New York.

The heavily loaded tankship was enroute to New York while the fishing vessel was heading towards Massachusetts after a night of fishing.

Vessels damaged

The fishing vessel sustained damages to its bow and outrigger and the seven crew members onboard the ship were not injured, and it was able to return safely.

The tankship suffered an approximate 30-foot gash along its hull, and is anchored at sea until the Coast Guard determines it’s safe to head back to its port. The crew members onboard the tankship were not injured due to the collision.

Investigation initiated

An investigation has been initiated by the Coast Guard to determine cause of the collision and the amount of damage sustained by the tankship Tofteviken.

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Source: NBC Newyork

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