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Barge Maryland

New York Harbor | 1996-Oct-19

Initial Notification: At approximately 1819 on October 19, 1996, the 515-foot open-hopper barge Maryland broke her back while loading salt from the M/V Atlantic Way. The bow and stern were afloat, but the midsection was below the water embedded in approximately four feet of mud. The barge was in the Stapleton Federal Anchorage approximately 1,000 yards off Staten Island, New York. A northeaster was passing through the area making the weather stormy during the first day of this response. The barge's cargo of salt was sitting on the bottom and the USCG and owner discussed salvage requirements. The EPA became involved because of the Ocean Dumping Permit requirements. USCG district 1. Keyword: salvage.

Incident Details
Products of concern:salt
Latitude (approximate): 40° 37.50′ North
Longitude (approximate): 74° 4.00′ West