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T/V William H. Bennett; New Bedford Harbor

New Bedford Harbor | 1985-Jan-29

Initial Notification: T/V William H. Bennett located 200 yds N of Fairhaven Bridge in New Bedford harbor, was damaged in a collision on the stbd side. It was carrying 4k gal of diesel. in attempting to boom the tanker, it rolled - then it was righted. Later, it went belly-up on the bottom making th eboom ineffectual and it was still leaking. Current winds are 15-25kts from the NW. 2-3" ice along shire, but harbor center is clear.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Latitude (approximate): 41° 40.71′ North
Longitude (approximate): 70° 55.02′ West