Tanker run aground on Staten Island (ABC News screen shot)

170-ft tanker grounded by Sandy

The superstorm drove the vessel into a Staten Island street


Natasha Lennard
October 30, 2012 3:50PM (UTC)

Alongside explosions, vast flooding and collapsed buildings, New York also saw ships run ashore in Sandy's wake. ABC News reported early Tuesday that a 168-ft water tanker had been driven into a Staten Island road by the storm. Video footage (below) shows the vessel's front third lodged on the street out of the water -- it had been moored a mile away. ABC reported too that Sandy had ripped some ships in half.

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Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email nlennard@salon.com.

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