Freighter Safely Removed from Marina Breakwall

MIAMI – The motor vessel, Rio Haina, was safely removed from the breakwall at Miami Beach Marina in Miami Beach, Fla., at approximately 1 p.m. Sunday.

During high tide, the Rio Haina was refloated and towed by tugs to the Bernuth Terminal across from the Port of Miami. The exact cause of the incident is under investigation.

At approximately 1:20 a.m. Sunday, 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 along with four pollution investigators, two marine investigators and one marine inspector were immediately dispatched to the scene. Once on scene, Coast Guard personnel confirmed there was no sign of pollution and no injuries, although one vessel tied up at the marina sustained damage.

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