Coast Guard to scrub contaminated boat

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The Coast Guard's Unified Command has started the decontamination of the New Bedford, Mass., commercial clamming boat that accidentally hauled up a canister of mustard sulfur.

The Coast Guard issued a Captain of the Port order June 7 for the vessel to be decontaminated after three of its crewmembers were taken to a local hospital and treated for symptoms of exposure to a hazardous/chemical substance.

Click here for a photo collection of the vessel ESS Pursuit, its captain and crew and Coast Guard personnel as they prepare the operation.

Click here for a local news report posted on YouTube.

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