News: Coast Guard, NYPD respond to barge taking on water off NYC
Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jetta 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.