Coast Guard: No Damage Caused By Freighter Crash

LONG BEACH (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a bulk freighter that ran aground on a manmade island in the waters off Long Beach did no damage to the environment and is now safely anchored in a moorage area.

The Coast Guard said in a statement that its inspectors along with police from Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles determined Saturday that the 624-foot Ocean Sunrise posed no environmental threat.

Divers found several scrapes on the boat’s hull, but no damage that could cause it to leak oil or sink, and a helicopter crew found no oil sheens on the water.

The freighter ran aground on Island Freeman in the San Pedro Bay on Friday night.

No one was injured.

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