Cargo Ship That Nearly Hit Breakwall In Duluth Is No Longer Stuck
American Spirit floated free from the bottom as the water level rose Sunday evening
DULUTH, Minn. — A cargo ship that ran aground in the Duluth-Superior Harbor over the weekend is no longer stuck.
The U.S. Coast Guard says American Spirit floated free from the bottom as the water level rose Sunday evening.
The nearly 1,000-foot ship scheduled to carry iron ore pellets at the time of the incident, ran aground in the harbor Sunday afternoon and came to a halt just 30 feet from the breakwall.
A person on a nearby tour boat captured the moment the ship ran aground on their cell phone.
No injuries were reported.
An examination of the interior and exterior hull is ongoing.