On July 26, the 185 meter long, 27,786 dwt bulk carrier Federal Margaree caught fire while berthed on the Detroit River at Nicholson’s Dock in Detroit, Michigan. The fire started in the vessel’s engine room and quickly extinguished by the crew. The vessel was inspected for damage and was able to depart the following day under its own power. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 579-foot (self unloading barge) McKee Sons went aground on the Detroit River near Grosse Ile, Michigan on December 24, 2010. The vessel was completing a trip from Cleveland to the DTE Energy power station with a cargo of 11,900 tons of coal when it went hard aground. The McKee Sons stayed aground December 25 with efforts to free her the next day. With the help of 7 tugs, the vessel was freed and continued to the dock. Reports state no pollution or structural damage to the vessel.
- Stuck freighter in Mich. free with help of 7 tugs (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Tugs trying to free freighter in Detroit River (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Stuck Freighter Free In Mich. With Help of 7 Tugs (foxnews.com)
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