2007_07_sitanker.jpgWCBS 880 reports that an oil tanker, the White Sea, has run aground in the Ambrose Channel, which is a shipping channel south of Lower New York Bay, off Staten Island, Coney Island, Breezy Point and NJ's Sandy Hook. The Coast Guard says that there are no reports of injuries.

The 800-foot tanker is carrying 455,000 gallons of "low sulfur fuel oil", none of which has spilled. The Coast Guard says "the ship's crew deployed a containment boom in case anything were to leak," per the Staten Island Advance. Are containment booms anything like Kramer's rubber bladder idea? (No.)

The AP reports something went wrong with the steering system. Excellent!

Photograph from WCBS 880