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UPDATE: No Sign of Spill after Tanker hits NH-Maine bridge
04/01/2013 02:25 PM ET  

Authorities say the 473-foot Harbour Feature was reported to have had a mechanical failure at about 1:30 p.m. Monday and crashed into the side of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) _ The U.S. Coast Guard says an oil tanker has crashed into a bridge that links Maine and New Hampshire, but there's no sign of a spill and no reports of injuries.

Lt. Nick Barrow says the 473-foot Harbour Feature was reported to have had a mechanical failure at about 1:30 p.m. Monday and crashed into the side of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge, which crosses the Piscataqua River between Portsmouth, N.H., and Kittery, Maine.

Barrow said the Portuguese-flagged ship is carrying tallow oil, but there's no evidence of a spill.

Coast Guard crews are responding and will determine how much cargo and fuel oil is on board and how to proceed moving the ship to safety.


 

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