Freighter aground in river linking lakes Superior, Huron

Freighter aground in river linking lakes Superior, Huron

Freighter aground in river linking lakes Superior, Huron

The U.S. Coast Guard conducted a sunrise search on Saturday for any signs of pollution and no impact to the environment was found.

The Coast Guard says the 629-foot (192-meter) USA vessel named Calumet left a steel facility in Sault Ste.

The plan is to tow the ship to Lake Nickolet to further examine the exterior and interior hull. The Army Corp of Engineers will then survey the bottom of the St. Marys River in the vicinity of the incident to ensure there is no debris obstructing the channel and to determine when the river will reopen to commercial vessel traffic.

Transit on the river is closed and so far, the ship is blocking 17 vessels from passage.

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The Calumet had departed the Essar Steel mill in Sault Ste.

Stateside's conversation with Lieutenant Junior Grade Sean Murphy of the United States Coast Guard.

The owner of the vessel is working on a salvage plan, and the cause of the grounding is under investigation. Marie, Ontario, and was heading down the river, having passed through the Soo Locks, to its next port of call in Brevort, Mich., when it ran aground at about 11:40 p.m. local time Wednesday, the Coast Guard reported.

All passengers on a USA cargo ship traveling to Brevort are safe after the vessel ran aground.

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