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    Coast Guard, NYPD respond to barge taking on water off NYC

    Coast Guard, NYPD respond to barge taking on water off NYC

    Photo By Petty Officer 1st Class Jetta Disco | The tug Patricia pushes a barge taking on water as it transits through New York...... read more read more

    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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    Date Taken: 12.17.2013
    Date Posted: 12.17.2013 14:12
    Story ID: 118333
    Location: NEW YORK , NY, US 

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