Coast Guard responding to grounded freighter in Whitefish Bay

d9SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan — Coast Guard crews responded to a grounded freighter in Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior Friday afternoon.

The motor vessel Roger Blough, an 833 ft U.S. Cargo vessel, has run aground in the vicinity of Gros Cap Reef in Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior with reports of flooding.

All crew members are reported safe with no injuries. Crew reports no sign of pollution in the water.

Multiple U.S. Coast Guard assets are on scene to ensure the safety of the crew and the environment and to assess the extent of damage.

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