Crews respond to grounded freighter in Lake Superior bay
Sault Ste. Marie — The U.S. Coast Guard says it’s working to free a freighter that’s run aground in Whitefish Bay off Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Coast Guard officials said Saturday all crew members of the 833-foot cargo vessel called the Roger Blough are safe and remain aboard since the vessel ran aground Friday amid flooding reports. That now appears to be under control.
Lt. Creighton Chong says work has begun to safely remove the vessel from a reef, which could take a couple days. He says the Coast Guard is working with Canadian officials since the Blough is on the U.S.-Canada border.
A Coast Guard cutter is expected to arrive Saturday evening.
Investigators say they have found no pollution in the water. They are monitoring damage and seeking to learn the cause.
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