Coast Guard lifts Miami River restrictions after vessel fire

MIAMI – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port for the Port of Miami has lifted its restrictions for maritime traffic transiting the Miami River.

The Miami River was closed between the 17th and 27th Avenue bridges Tuesday after the motor vessel Mystic had caught on fire. The Mystic, a 206-foot St. Vincent and the Grenadines flagged vessel was carrying general cargo.

As a preventative measure, crews set approximately 300-feet of boom around the Mystic. There have been no reports of pollution.

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