NEW YORK — Coast Guard crews are responding to an oil tanker that ran aground in the Ambrose Channel, Friday evening.

At approximately 5:15 p.m., the Panamanian-flag vessel, Kamome Victoria, notified the Coast Guard that it had run aground while transiting outbound approximately five miles south of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.

The vessel is carrying 373,000 gallons of fuel. There is no known pollution or injuries at this time. The structural integrity of the vessel has been initially assessed, and no breach has been located.

Coast Guard Sector New York responders are on scene investigating the cause of the grounding and assessing a salvage plan. A broadcast notice to mariners is in place advising mariners to transit the area with caution.

The cause of the incident is under investigation. Drug and alcohol tests will be performed.


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Update: Coast Guard responding to vessel aground in the Ambrose Channel

NEW YORK — The oil tanker that ran aground in the Ambrose Channel late Friday afternoon, re-floated with the tide later that evening and transited to Gravesend Bay near Brooklyn to anchor for the night.

At 10:00 a.m. Saturday, divers entered the water around the vessel to inspect the hull, propulsion, and rudder for any damage. Coast Guard Sector New York responders remain on scene to assist with the analysis.

After the inspection is complete, the results will be passed to the Coast Guard for approval. Once approved, the tanker may leave the anchorage.

At approximately 5:15 p.m. on Friday, the Panamanian-flag vessel, Kamome Victoria, notified the Coast Guard that it had run aground while transiting outbound approximately five miles south of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.

The vessel is carrying 373,000 gallons of fuel. There is no known pollution or injuries.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.


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Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...