Lightering operations complete on motor vessel Roger Blough

The U.S. Coast Guard continues to monitor and respond to the motor vessel Roger Blough June 7, 2016, after the vessel ran aground May 27 on Gros Cap Reef in Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior. Lightering operations transfered its cargo to the Philip R. Clarke and Arthur M. Anderson. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Craig Groman)

The U.S. Coast Guard continues to monitor the motor vessel Roger Blough June 7, 2016. Lightering operations transfered its cargo to the Philip R. Clarke and Arthur M. Anderson. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Craig Groman)

SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard continues to monitor and respond to the motor vessel Roger Blough, Tuesday, after the vessel ran aground May 27 on Gros Cap Reef in Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior.

Lightering operations were completed around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The cargo on board the Roger Blough was successfully offloaded onto two vessels, the Philip R. Clarke and Arthur M. Anderson. Each of the receiving vessels have departed the Waiska Bay anchorage to deliver the iron ore to its intended destination.

A detailed damage assessment of the Blough will be conducted once favorable weather conditions are met. Results from the assessment will determine the extent of repairs and mode of transit to its final destination.

The Waiska Bay anchorage area remains closed to all vessels not part of the operation.

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