Dredge Arthur J refloated, in transit to maintenance dock

Dredge Arthur J refloated, in transit to maintenance dock
PORT HURON, Mich. — Weather conditions at the worksite of the dredge Arthur J have improved and allowed for safe salvage operations to continue and the dredge was successfully re-floated Monday at approximately 3 a.m. The Arthur J, a 100-foot dredge sank approximately two miles off the shore of Lakeport, Mich., in Lake Huron Thursday, July 18. Salvage crews resumed dive operations Sunday at about...

Arthur J salvage operations stalled again due to adverse weather conditions

Arthur J salvage operations stalled again due to adverse weather conditions
PORT HURON, Mich. — Weather conditions at the worksite of the Arthur J salvage operations have deteriorated Thursday, requiring workers to cease until weather conditions improve. Response crews that were working on the Arthur J plan to restart salvage operations at the earliest and safest time Friday. The Arthur J is the 110-foot dredge barge that completely sunk approximately two miles off the...

Salvage operations of Arthur J stalled due to weather and sea state

Salvage operations of Arthur J stalled due to weather and sea state
PORT HURON, Mich. — The on-going salvage operations of the Arthur J, the 110-foot dredge barge that is grounded and partially sunk two miles off the shore of Lakeport, Mich., in Lake Huron, were stalled due to strong winds and a very choppy sea state, Monday. Environmental clean up operations over the last several days continues to be successful. The substantial threat to the environment has been...

Arthur J fuel removal completed and salvage operations continue

Arthur J fuel removal completed and salvage operations continue
PORT HURON, Mich. — The Arthur J Unified Command’s salvage and oil spill clean-up operation made significant progress Sunday, as salvage crews successfully removed the remaining fuel and began raising the dredge Arthur J from its grounded position two miles off the shore of Lakeport, Mich., in Lake Huron. Fuel clean up operations over the last several days has been successful with the majority...

Over flights by U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian officials locate uncontained oil

Over flights by U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian officials locate uncontained oil
PORT HURON, Mich. – Aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit and Canadian officials discovered an uncontained oil sheen approximately 500 yards south southeast of the sunken dredge barge Arthur J during several over flight missions Saturday. Salvage operations for the 110-foot Arthur J and 38-foot tug Madison began early Saturday morning. The first attempts at bringing up the Arthur J failed...