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Ships Collide South Of Jones Beach

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WANTAGH, N.Y. (1010WINS/ AP) —┬áThe Coast Guard says a cargo ship and a commercial fishing vessel have collided 11 miles south of Jones Beach.

One crew member on the fishing vessel suffered non life-threatening injuries. Two others were being examined.

The Coast Guard says it began a search-and-rescue effort after getting a “Mayday” call from the fishing vessel, the 72-foot-long Atlantic Queen, at about 3:30 a.m. Friday.

It collided with a bulk carrier cargo ship in excess of 600 feet long that had just left New York. The Coast Guard later identified that vessel as the Baldor, registered in the Marshall Islands.

Coast Guard investigators were sent to the scene.

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