Grounded 656-foot freighter refloated in Lake St. Clair

Grounded 656-foot freighter refloated in Lake St. Clair
CLEVELAND – The Federal Rideau, a 656-foot freighter that had been hard aground in the downbound shipping channel of Lake St. Clair since early Sunday morning, was refloated early this morning and is now safely anchored in the Detroit River at the Belle Island Anchorage. Divers are scheduled to conduct a damage assessment survey of the vessel, and repairs will be made if necessary. There is no resultant...

Coast Guard continues to monitor response and salvage operations for 656-foot freighter grounded in Lake St. Clair

Coast Guard continues to monitor response and salvage operations for 656-foot freighter grounded in Lake St. Clair
CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard continues to monitor the response and salvage operations to a 656-foot freighter that has been hard aground in the downbound shipping channel of Lake St. Clair since early Sunday morning. Several attempts to refloat the freighter have been unsuccessful and five tugs have been dispatched to attempt to refloat the tug tonight. Initial reports indicate there is no resultant...

Coast Guard responds to 656-foot freighter grounded in Lake St. Clair

Coast Guard responds to 656-foot freighter grounded in Lake St. Clair
CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard responded Sunday to a 656-foot freighter that is hard aground in the downbound shipping channel of Lake St. Clair. Initial reports indicate there is no resultant pollution and no injuries were reported. At around 3 a.m., response coordinators at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received notice that the motor vessel Federal Rideau, a Hong Kong-flagged vessel, grounded on the...