November 2nd, 2012
Hurricane Sandy Damage being Assessed
A large tanker is aground on Staten Island, N.Y., after Hurricane Sandy swept through the N.Y. and N.J. areas Nov. 1, 2012. Photo: Annie R. B. Elis.
NEW YORK - Coast Guard pollution responders and damage assessment teams
from Coast Guard Sector New York got underway in New York Harbor to
survey the waterway, and to look for pollution sources, sunken vessels,
and potential actionable discharge of oil or release of hazardous
materials. Assessment teams continue to identify environmental and
navigation hazards and work to mitigate damage as recovery efforts
continue after Hurricane Sandy.