There were no reports of injuries or pollution.
The Sanko Phoenix, a 622-foot Liberian flagged bulk carrier, reportedly allided with the pier at the Getty fuel containment facility, causing significant damage.
The Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot Bay, a 140-foot ice breaking tug, home ported in Bayonne, N.J., is on scene.
“The most important part of a case like this is that there were no injuries to the crews of the vessel or the facility and no pollution,” said Lt. Brandon Link, a command duty officer at Coast Guard Sector New York.
This incident is under investigation.