Bulk carrier carrying wheat refloated after grounding in Detroit River

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A bulk carrier named MV Barbro G recently grounded in the Detroit River, carrying about 19,000 tonnes of wheat destined for Italy. The ship ran aground around 7:30 a.m., and the US Coast Guard was on the scene to assist. The ship is undamaged, and no pollution, injuries, or impact to commercial traffic has been reported. The Windsor Port Authority Harbour Master mentioned that the ship is soft aground, stuck in mud rather than on rock or a shoreline. The operation is being managed by the US Coast Guard in coordination with the ship owners. The US Coast Guard said three tugboats were required to free the vessel, which was then taken to an anchoring spot where it would be assessed for seaworthiness to determine if it could continue its journey east through the St. Lawrence Seaway.

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