Coast Guard monitoring and investigating generator fire on freighter

Coast Guard monitoring and investigating generator fire on freighter
SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan — The Coast Guard receieved a report of a generator fire aboard the Motor Vessel Paul R. Tregurtha, a 1,013 foot bulk carrier freighter, at 4:20 a.m. Monday. The vessel master reported the fire extinguished at 5:30 a.m. and stated that there were no injuries or pollution, and all 23 crewmembers are accounted for. The ship is carrying 68,200 tons of coal, 124,000 gallons...

Salvage experts refloat grounded freighter in St. Marys River

Salvage experts refloat grounded freighter in St. Marys River
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — Salvage experts successfully refloated the freighter Paul R. Tregurtha early Thursday morning that had been hard aground in the downbound channel of the St. Marys River. At 5:30 a.m., two tugs with a combined 4,000 horsepower, moved the stern of the ship into the middle of the channel. This enabled salvage experts to successfully raise the ship’s bow by filling stern...

Coast Guard responding to grounded 1,000-foot freighter in St. Marys River

Coast Guard responding to grounded 1,000-foot freighter in St. Marys River
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. – The Coast Guard is responding Wednesday to a 1,000-foot freighter that is hard aground in the downbound channel of the St. Marys River. Initial reports indicate there is no resultant pollution and no injuries were reported, but there is some damage to the ship. The freighter’s stability is currently unaffected. At 3:10 a.m., response coordinators at Coast Guard Sector...