The 146 meter long, 19887 dwt tanker Chem Venus ran aground on the Piscataqua River near Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The Chem Venus had lost controlled when it struck three small sailboats before hitting bottom. No reports of injuries. The tanker sustained a 3 meter long hole in the bow and resulting water ingress. The sailboats were damaged, but remain afloat. No reports of pollution released. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the cause of the incident.
Oil tanker vs. sailboats on Piscataqua River at Maine-New Hampshire border. https://t.co/WQ0u0OYCk9 pic.twitter.com/X5hRFVb5eN
— David Charns (@DavidWMTW) June 30, 2016