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Oil tanker runs aground on Hudson River in New York State

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 20 Dec 2012 20:25 GMT
Author: Reuters
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Dec 20 (Reuters) - A tanker traveling down the Hudson River carrying light crude oil has run aground south of Albany, New York, the Coast Guard said on Thursday.

The Stena Primorsk, a 600-foot motor tanker, reportedly lost control of its steering on Thursday morning and hit land near Stuyvesant, New York, about 20 miles ( 32 km) d ownriver from Albany, the Coast Guard said. The vessel is currently at anchor.

There was no evidence of pollution from the crash, though emergency responders were sent to the site to investigate, the Coast Guard said. (Reporting by Peter Rudegeair; Editing by Nick Zieminski)

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