A northbound articulated tug-barge (ATB) carrying 60,000 bbls. of gasoline ran aground on the west side of the Hudson River near Catskill, N.Y., Tuesday morning, according to Coast Guard officials.

The 119’x40’x22’, 7,200-hp Meredith C. Reinauer got stuck around 8:30 a.m. A crew from the Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team-Saugerties went to the scene, and reported there was no product leaking and that the barge’s tanks appeared intact, according to a statement from the Coast Guard Sector New York.

The sector’s pollution response and marine investigation teams were responding, along with the 175'x36'x8.5' cutter Katherine Walker and a helicopter crew.

A safety zone was established around the ATB and advisory broadcasts are going out to mariners on the river.

Built in 2003, the Meredith C. Reinauer was the third Atlantic II class tug designed and built for Reinauer Transportation Companies, Staten Island, N.Y. It has operated with the 459’, 150,000 bbl capacity double hull barge RT150.

The Meredith C. Reinauer grounded on the Hudson River near Catskill, NY, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. USCG photo.

The Meredith C. Reinauer grounded on the Hudson River near Catskill, N.Y., Tuesday, April 4, 2017. USCG photo.

Contributing Editor Kirk Moore was a reporter for the Asbury Park Press for over 30 years before joining WorkBoat in 2015. He wrote several award-winning stories on marine, environmental, coastal and military issues that helped drive federal and state government policy changes. He has also been an editor for WorkBoat’s sister publication, National Fisherman, for over 25 years. Moore was awarded the Online News Association 2011 Knight Award for Public Service for the “Barnegat Bay Under Stress,” 2010 series that led to the New Jersey state government’s restoration plan. He lives in West Creek, N.J.