Tough Day for the SS Badger
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During it’s first voyage of 2012, the 125 meter long, 3058 dwt ro-ro ferry S.S. Badger ran aground in the harbor at Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The Badger had left Ludington, Michigan behind schedule when it reached Manitowoc. As it approached the pier, it became struck bottom in the harbor. A tug was requested and a few hours it was able to assist the ferry to the pier. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Badger remained in Manitowoc another four hours after one of the engines suffered a malfunction.