On March 28, the 189 meter long, 15787 dwt self-unloader bulk carrier Mississagi sustained damage in Whitefish Bay, Lake Superior. The Mississagi was proceeding towards the Soo Locks when it struck ice and tore a hole in the vessel’s bow. The crew was able to make temporary a patch and the vessel continued on its voyage to Monroe for repairs. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Mississagi was en route in ballast to Toledo for a cargo of coal.
The 603 foot long self-unloader bulk carrier Mississagi ran aground on the St. Marys River near De Tour Village, Michigan. The Mississagi had departed from Bruce Mines, Ontario with a cargo of stone when it ran onto a shoal in Potagannissing Bay. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution. The Coast Guard dispatched a helicopter and boats from Sault Ste. Marie and St. Ignace. Reports state marine inspectors will inspect the vessel for damage while the crew of the Mississagi works with a salvage company to refloat the bulk carrier.