June 11, 1990 |
The Coast Guard reopened the Kill Van Kull waterway between Bayonne, N. J., and Staten Island, N. Y. Coast Guard spokesman Jim McGranachan said ships using the waterway have been ordered to keep their speeds low enough to avoid creating wakes that would interfere with crews bagging more than 260,000 gallons of the gooey No. 6 heating oil dumped when the British tanker BT Nautilus ran aground last week. The cleanup is expected to last at least eight more weeks.
September 28, 1990 |
The tank barge Sarah Frank sank in busy Kill Van Kull, spilling up to 50,000 gallons of fuel oil into the waterway that separates New York's Staten Island and New Jersey. The Coast Guard said most of the spill was contained by booms but 5,000 gallons had spread to waters outside the booms.
June 8, 1990 |
An oil tanker ran aground Thursday, spilling 260,000 gallons of heating oil into a busy shipping channel between New Jersey and New York, and the first mate was arrested on a charge of substance abuse. It was the fifth major oil spill in the area since January. Football-size globs of oil washed ashore on both sides of the Kill Van Kull waterway, which was closed to ships after the tanker BT Nautilus hit bottom while docking.
January 20, 1988 |
An 800-foot freighter struck the Brooklyn Bridge Tuesday night, but the 104-year-old span was not damaged in the collision, officials said. The freighter Sharlotta was being towed south in the East River by tugboats when a mast apparently struck one of the bridge's two supports, said Sgt. Raymond O'Donnell, a police spokesman. "There's nothing wrong with the bridge at all," O'Donnell said.
June 8, 1993 |
The broken-down freighter that brought nearly 300 Chinese refugees to a New York beach was the scene of chaos with a mutiny on board after the smuggling plan went awry, according to charges brought Monday against the captain and crew. The captain of the Golden Venture, Amir Humuntal Lumban Tobing, was charged along with 11 crew members with one count of conspiracy to commit alien smuggling.
July 10, 1987
Two ferryboats collided in heavy fog about a mile off the tip of Long Island, injuring 19 people and tearing a 30-foot gash in the hull of the smaller boat, officials said. "Out of nowhere, this boat appears," said Arthur Springer, 32, of Shelter Island, who was standing on the upper deck of the North Star with his 5-year-old son, Sean, when the boats collided. The 238-ton North Star was headed for Orient, N.Y., and the 1,492-ton Cape Henlopen was bound for New London, Conn.