Newark Bay reopens after damaged dredge is stabilized

(NEWARK, N.J.) — Newark Bay reopened after a tug and barge helped stabilize a dredging vessel that had been damaged in a collision with a tanker, the Star-Ledger newspaper of Newark reported. The Melvin Lemmerhirt had been taking on water after it collided with the tanker Orange Sun, which was full of orange juice. A small amount of hydraulic fluid spilled into the bay, the Coast Guard said.
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By Professional Mariner Staff