Coast Guard Responds to Freighter Allision

MIAMI – The Coast Guard is responding to a freighter allision, which occurred at Government Cut in Miami, Sunday morning.

At approximately 1:20 a.m., Coast Guard Sector Miami personnel received a report that the motor vessel Rio Haina, a Panamanian-flagged 252-foot freighter, lost power and steering capabilities while outbound from the Miami River and allided with the breakwall at Miami Beach Marina in Miami Beach, Fla.

A response boat from Coast Guard Station Miami Beach was immediately dispatched to the scene. Once on scene, Coast Guard crewmembers confirmed there was no sign of pollution and no injuries, although two vessels tied up at the marina sustained damage.

The Coast Guard currently has three pollution investigators, two marine investigators and one marine inspector on scene.

Vessel traffic through the Port of Miami has not been affected, although vessels entering or departing Miami Beach Marina should use caution and transit at a slow speed.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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