629 ft. cargo ship runs aground, closes St Marys River

Faith Castro
August 12, 2017

The owner of the ship, Grand River Navigation, is finalizing a salvage plan and will present it to the Coast Guard for approval later today. Efforts to refloat the vessel are scheduled to begin Friday evening.

The plan is to tow the ship to Lake Nickolet to further examine the exterior and interior hull.

The Army Corp of Engineers conducted an assessment of the river bottom around the vessel.

He said the waterway is closed to commercial traffic from the Soo Locks to Six Mile Point. All vessels without prior authorization from the Captain of the Port or his designated representatives shall stay out of the safety zone.

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

The cause is under investigation.

A 191-metre USA cargo ship remains stuck in shallow water on the St. Mary's River after running aground Wednesday night.

The vessel's name is "Calumet" and Murphy said it remains grounded north of Sugar Island. The freighter was coming from Essar Steel in the Soo, Ontario and was headed to Brevort, Michigan when it became stuck.

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