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After almost two days aground, stranded freighter freed near Soo Locks

12 August 2017

"They're going to anchor it there and do an examination". Marie, Ontario, while en route from ESSAR Steel in Sault Ste.

The Coast Guard says the 629′ US cargo ship ran aground on the north side of Sugar Island Wednesday night at approximately 11:40pm.

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

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

The Calumet was navigating a roughly 45-degree rightward turn in the navigation channel when it went aground.

The vessel's name is "Calumet" and Murphy said it remains grounded north of Sugar Island. The vessel's company, Grand River Navigation Inc., is taking precautionary measures to help ensure the safety of the environment and developing a salvage plan, according to the Coast Guard.

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Additional vessels are beginning to queue up before and after the Soo Locks and in Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay, outside the river.

The Coast Guard, he said, is waiting for the ship's owner to submit a plan for how to safely get the vessel off the ground.

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After almost two days aground, stranded freighter freed near Soo Locks