Coast Guard fines Great Lakes freighter for failure to report grounding

DETROIT – Coast Guard Sector Detroit is reminding mariners of the importance of immediately reporting commercial vessel marine casualties, following a $5,000 civil penalty issued Thursday to a commercial vessel owner who failed to report the vessel running aground months prior. Timely notification to the Coast Guard ensures that appropriate corrective actions are taken for the marine casualty, proper...

Grounded Tugboat Video

BOSTON- Coast Guard crews helped a Boston-based tug crew after they grounded their vessel near Buzzard’s Bay, Mass., Sunday, November 9, 2008. The engine room of the Southern Cross was flooding and could not be controlled so the crew beached the vessel to keep it from sinking.