Oil Tanker Crashes Into Bridge Linking Portsmouth, N.H. And Kittery, Maine

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An oil tanker struck a bridge that connects New Hampshire and Maine. The vessel Harbour Feature damaged the bridge which had to be closed for traffic.
The good thing is that there is no sign of spill or injured people.
AIS Type: Tanker
Built: 2011
GT: 11880
DWT: 16909
MMSI: 255804280
Callsign: CQNX
Size: 143 / 22 m Draught: 9.4 m
Destination: PORTSMOUTH
The 473-foot vessel was transporting tallow oil an animal product that carries less of an environmental risk than a petroleum product in the event of a spill. There was a report for the ship to have broken free from the State Pier in Portsmouth and swung into the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge.
A man explained that the Harbour Feature was moored up and somehow came unattached from the pier and floated free.
After the hit the vessel was pinned against the bridge with the rising tide of the tidal river. Tug boats changed the position of the Harbour Feature between high high and low tides when currents were minimal.