Bridge reopens after being hit by tanker

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Broadcaster WAFB9 showed this cell phone image of tanker under the bridge

Lousiana’s Sunshine Bridge reopened yesterday after being closed after it was hit by the 45,923 chemical/products tanker Dank Silver.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report 1.30 yesterday, that the Marshall Islands flagged, Oman Shipping Co. operated vessel had hit the bridge.

Dank Silver was heading down-bound from Burnside, La., and was held at Grande View Anchorage, La, to assess any damages.

There were no reported injuries or pollution.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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