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Barge transporting oil runs aground near Port of Albany

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ALBANY, N.Y. - The Coast Guard responded to a barge carrying 300,000 barrels of crude oil after it ran aground in the Hudson River Thursday morning south of the Port of Albany near Coeymans.

Around 9 a.m. the 600-foot barge, Stena Primorsk, headed from the Port of Albany Buckeye Terminal to an oil refinery in Canada ran aground about 5-6 miles south of the Port. The barge is now freed and safely anchored nearby Stuyvesant Anchorage with no reports of injuries or an oil spill.

They believe it lost steering and hit some rocks in the shipping channel in the Prada Hook area of the Hudson.

Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York State Police air crews have performed over flights of the Hudson River and reported no pollution in vicinity of tanker.

This is the first ship to do this oil transport route, as this is a new project recently started out of the Port of Albany.

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