Thursday, January 17, 2008

'Stuck' Ship, Partially-Submerged in Duluth-Superior Harbor: Did Lowered Lake Level Contribute?

One of the bigger Great Lakes freighters is partially underwater in the Duluth-Superior harbor, having struck something underwater as it was docking, according to news reports.

The back, or stern section of the ship is submerged; the front end afloat and efforts are being made to refloat the entire vessel.

Lowered levels in Lake Superior had been increasing the risk to ships this summer: we'll have to see what caused this mishap. So stay tuned.

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