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Ship Refloated In St. Mary’s River

The Coast Guard has successfully refloated a 603-foot bulk carrier that ran aground in the St. Marys River in Chippewa County last week.

The Coast Guard says lightering operations began at 8 a.m. Saturday and the Canadian-flagged bulk carrier Mississagi was successfully refloated by 1 p.m.

Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie says the Mississagi ran aground in the Potagannissing Bay on April 22nd.

No one was hurt and inspectors determined the vessel, loaded with stone, was not leaking any pollution into the water.

The cause of the grounding is still under investigation.

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