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Trashed 168-foot tanker ship washes up on Staten Island

By Stephen C. Webster
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 11:15 EDT
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WABC reporter Michelle Charlesworth describes a massive tanker ship that washed up on Staten Island during Hurricane Sandy. Photo: Screenshot via ABC News.
 
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A 168-foot tanker ship washed up on Staten Island Monday night as high winds and floodwaters from Hurricane Sandy devastated most of the nation’s eastern seaboard.

The John B. Caddell, built in 1941, was moored about a mile out to sea to protect it from being damaged near land, but it was pushed ashore anyway.

Video shot Tuesday morning showed the Caddell was actually lifted up onto a road and left stranded before waters receded. In the words of WABC reporter Michelle Charlesworth: Staten Island this morning “looks like a warzone.”

This video is from ABC News, published Tuesday, October 30, 2012.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
 
 
 
 
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