Tanker Ship safely released after Allision in Sarah Long Bridge

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The 473-foot tanker Harbour Feature was successfully released at nearly 18:00 h., on Monday April 1st, 2013 after alliding with the Sarah Long Bridge, on the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth, N.H.
Tug vessels were able to safely tow the 473-foot tanker, Portuguese-flagged, Harbour Feature from the Sarah Long Bridge to the state pier during a slack tide.
It hasn't been reported any pollution or injured people.
Watchstanders at USCG Sector Northern New England obtained a report from the Harbour Feature tanker ship, which became disabled and allided with the bridge at nearly 13:30, Monday. At this time, the tanker ship is carrying an unknown amount of tallow oil.
A crew member of the allided tanker ship Harbour Feature has reported a 6-to-12 inch rupture above the waterline of the ship near the port ballast tank. At this time there isn't any water entering the vessel and no pollution from the tanker.
The accident is under investigation.