U.S. Coast Guard: Canadian Freighter Evacuated After Taking on Water in Lake Superior

U.S. Coast Guard: Canadian Freighter Evacuated After Taking on Water in Lake Superior


A 689-foot ship began taking on water after colliding with an underwater object in Lake Superior on Saturday, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) said.

The massive freighter, known as the Michipicoten, was carrying taconite — a low-grade iron ore — about 35 miles southwest of Michigan’s Isle Royale when it hit the obstacle, Fox News reported

The USCG received a report at around 6:53 a.m. local time, hearing that 22 people were on board. Half needed to be evacuated “for safety,” officials said in a press release.

#HappeningNow #News#USCG received report at 6:53 a.m. from 689’ M/V MICHIPICOTEN w/ 22 POB, that they allided with something underwater and are taking on water, approx. 35 miles SW of #IsleRoyale #LakeSuperior

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