The U.S. Coast Guard continues to monitor a 629-foot cargo ship which ran aground
Wednesday, Aug. 9 in the Upper Peninsula. The merchant vessel, Calumet, was empty at
the time it ran aground in on the St. Marys River. Following an assessment, the Army
Corp of Engineers say the vessel is structurally sound. As a precaution, boom will be
placed on the water’s surface to protect the environment. A salvage plan is still being
finalized. The cause of the grounding remains under investigation.
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