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...

Arthur J Unified Command continues efforts to salvage dredge barge and clean up efforts

Arthur J Unified Command continues efforts to salvage dredge barge and clean up efforts
PORT HURON, Mich. — The Arthur J Unified Command has continued its efforts to salvage the Arthur J in Lake Huron at first light this morning. The main objectives going forward are to continue salvage operations and continue monitoring beaches and shoreline for impacted areas. The St. Clair County along with the Unified Command are proud to announce that all beaches along Lake Huron’s...

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...