Coast Guard Attemps to Refloat Grounded Vessel Near Baltimore

BALTIMORE – Coast Guard Sector Baltimore personnel are attempting to free a 711-foot vessel carrying coal had gone aground while transiting the Port of Baltimore this morning.

Coast Guard personnel were notified at 9:15 a.m. that the Liberain flagged motor vessel Montrose had gone soft aground in the mouth of the Choptank River.

The Coast Guard, along with the Moran Towing tugboats April Main and Hariet Lane, attempted to free the vessel during high tide at 2 p.m. but were unsuccessful.

The Coast Guard is continuing to monitor the situation.

There have been no reports of pollution or injuries.

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