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No damage to tanker after Naval Weapons Station accident, Coast Guard says


GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) – Coast Guard officials say a preliminary investigation into a tanker accident at the Naval Weapons Station revealed no damage to the cargo containers and no water pollution.

Crews said the accident happened around 5pm on Monday when an oil and chemical tanker called the Bow Triumph crashed into the Wharf Bravo Jetty, causing “significant damage” to the pier. , Coast Guard expert Vincent Moreno said.

Lieutenant Cmdr. John William Beal said the tanker was docked at Odfjell SE, a company that ships worldwide and stores chemicals, after the accident.

Beal said the tanker was partially loaded at the time of impact.

No injuries were reported in the accident.

The incident is still being investigated by the US Coast Guard.



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