KITTERY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Maine Coast Guard says a 473 foot tanker, The Harbor Feature, broke away from its mooring at the State Pier in Portsmouth and floated into the Sarah Long Bridge.
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The Coast Guard says there is damage to the port side of the tanker, but so far it appears there is no leak of any kind, and there is no visible sheening.
The tankerwas carrying diesel oil, grease, and other heavy fuels. All boat traffic at the bridge is closed because the tanker is blocking the bridge.
Maine DOT says the bridge will remain closed to vehicular traffic until the bridge can be inspected.NH DOT said that there does appear to be some damage to the bridge but is not sure yet to what extent.
The Coast Guard station in South Portland has sent a tug and a chopper to the scene.
The tanker was taken away at around 5:50pm Monday night.