Joint effort breaks vessel out of ice

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Crewmembers from the Coast Guard cutters Line and Willow worked Wednesday with a commercial contracted tug to break tug Maryland out of thick ice on the Hudson River near West Point, N.Y.

Tugboat Maryland notified Coast Guard Sector New York Command Center watchstanders at approximately 3 a.m., requesting assistance after finding their vessel stuck in the ice near West Point.

The tug was transiting to Newburgh, New York, to deliver 26,929 barrels of home heating oil.

The cutter Line diverted and arrived on scene at approximately 8 a.m. to assist the tug.

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