The 222 meter long, 30745 dwt bulk freighter John D Leitch allided with a pier and small boat on the Black River at Lorain, Ohio. The freighter suffered no damage or injuries, but the small boat was taken out of the water to be inspected. The John D. Leitch remained at Lorain while the Coast Guard conducted an investigation. Reports state the crew were tested for alcohol, bur the results were negative. The freighter was allowed to leave port later the same day.