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Tanker collided with bridge on Mississippi river

Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 17, 2019
Product tanker Dank Silver collided with Sunshine Bridge, St. James Parish, Louisiana, Mississippi river, at around 1330 LT Jun 16, while proceeding downstream, shortly after leaving Convent, Burnside.
Tanker Dank Silver
America   Tanker Dank Silver
Bridge was closed in both directions for roughly two hours, but state officials said the structure was not damaged.

Tanker sailed downstream and was anchored at Gramercy, about an hour and a half later after collision, for damages assessment and investigation.

No reports on tanker’s damages, tanker struck the fender that protects the bridge, probably damages are slight.

No leak reported.

Cause of collision yet unknown.