Freighter American Spirit cleared to get underway to next port of call

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., – The American Spirit, a 1004-foot freighter that had been hard aground in the Straits of Mackinac since Thursday afternoon and which was refloated early Friday morning, has been cleared by Coast Guard marine inspectors to proceed to its next port of call. After being refloated, the freighter anchored in St. Ignace, Michigan, where it was inspected by Coast Guard marine...

1004-foot freighter aground in Straits of Mackinac is refloated

1004-foot freighter aground in Straits of Mackinac is refloated
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., – The 1004-foot freighter American Spirit that had been hard aground in the Straits of Mackinac since Thursday afternoon, was refloated early Friday morning. The vessel is making way to St. Ignace, Michigan, where it will anchor. Coast Guard marine inspectors and American Bureau Shipping surveyors will inspect the vessel prior to the vessel getting underway again. At 6:30...