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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  1. Leslie Kinney says:

    so fortunate for our environment, that nothing untoward happened

  2. Gregg says:

    Geeze, crazy. I hope it didnt wake anyone on the island……..

  3. Warren says:

    the winds were really blowing that after noon. That the first time I’ve every seen a Freighter hit one of the Islands. I have been working on the Islands from 1980 to present. Maybe The captain anchored the freighter to close to Island Freeman and when the wind changed direction it got pushed into the rocks.

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