Tanker collides with sailboats near Portsmouth (Video)

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A 477-foot oil tanker collided with three sailboats Wednesday (Jun29) near the mouth of the Piscataqua River, U.S. Coast Guard officials said.

The collision involved a Panamanian-flagged tanker, Chem Venus, and occurred near Portsmouth and Kittery, Maine.

Tanker collides with sailboats near Portsmouth (Video)

Chemical/Oil Products Tanker Chem Venus - Image: Hartema / Heyken

The three sailboats were unmanned and moored, and no one was hurt, officials said.

All three boats were damaged but remained afloat, according to USCG.

Please see below a VesselFinder video representation of the incident:

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