Environment & Science

No environment damage from Calif. run-aground ship

The U.S. Coast Guard says a bulk freighter that ran aground on a manmade island in the waters off Long Beach did no damage to the environment and is now safely anchored in a moorage area.

The Coast Guard said in a statement that its inspectors along with police from Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles determined Saturday that the 624-foot Ocean Sunrise posed no environmental threat.

Divers found several scrapes on the boat's hull, but no damage that could cause it to leak oil or sink, and a helicopter crew could found no oil sheens on the water.

The freighter ran aground on Island Freeman in the San Pedro Bay on Friday night. No one was injured.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.