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Coast Guard, NYPD respond to barge taking on water off NYC Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta Disco

The tug Patricia pushes a barge taking on water as it transits through New York Harbor, Dec. 17, 2013. A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station New York and New York Police Department’s marine unit conducted dewatering operations and escorted the vessel to Claremont, N.J. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta H. Disco.

NEW YORK – The Coast Guard received a report of a barge taking on water in the vicinity of New York Harbor, today.

At approximately 12:17 p.m., a communication watchstander at Coast Guard Sector New York received notification from the commercial tug Patricia that the barge it’s pushing is taking on water.

A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station New York and New York Police Department’s marine unit are conducting dewatering operations and escorting the vessel to Claremont, N.J.

The barge is carrying 400 tons of recycled plastic. There are no reports of pollution from the barge.


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This work, Coast Guard, NYPD respond to barge taking on water off NYC, by PO2 Jetta Disco, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.17.2013

Date Posted:12.17.2013 13:55

Location:NEW YORK , NY, USGlobe

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