Saturday, 2:15 PM
Tanker strikes pier at waterfront terminal
By Globe Staff
The Coast Guard is investigating an accident this morning involving a tanker that slammed into a pier at the Conley Terminal in South Boston.
The 598-foot Norient Baltic Commander I struck Berth 14 at the terminal about 11.30 a.m. No injuries were reported, and the Coast Guard said there was no leak of gasoline into the water.
Petty Officer Connie Terrell said the vessel lost propulsion and struck the pier, causing some damage as it was moving from the Conley Terminal to the Black Falcon terminal.
Terrell said the vessel, whose home port is Cyprus, was escorted by tugs back to the Black Falcon Terminal where it was inspected for damage.
Coast Guard investigators are on the scene and a boom has been put around the ship as a precaution.
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