Coast Guard investigating ship aground in Delaware River

Coast Guard Cutter Cleat file photoPHILADELPHIA — Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay is investigating a ship aground in the Delaware River Wednesday near the Burlington Bristol Bridge.

The Liberian-flagged 600-foot bulk carrier Agia Irini was headed southbound when it reportedly lost propulsion and ran aground at approximately 2 p.m.

No injuries or pollution were reported following the incident.

The crew of the 65-foot Coast Guard Cutter Cleat responded to the scene to investigate.

The ship was refloated and is en route to safe anchorage for further Coast Guard investigation.

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