Posted at: 12/20/2012 12:49 PM
Updated at: 12/20/2012 5:43 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says an oil tanker that ran aground in the Hudson River has been freed and is anchored with no reports of injuries or a spill.
Petty Officer Erik Swanson says the 600-foot Stena Primorsk reported losing steering and grounding 10 miles south of the Port of Albany at about 9 a.m. Thursday.
He says the crew of the ship carrying 6 million gallons of light crude oil was able to free it and safely anchor nearby.
Environmental and maritime safety teams from the Coast Guard and state are headed to the ship. Swanson says it's unclear when its trip will resume.
An Albany port official tells the Times Union the outer hull was breached, causing a list from taking on water but no spill.
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