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Coast Guard Buoy Tender Involved in Great Lakes Fender Bender

Rob Almeida
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January 6, 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock, a 225-foot sea-going buoy tender homeported in Port Huron, Michigan crumpled it’s port stern quarter after colliding it came in contact with the 1004-foot bulk carrier, Mesabi Miner in northern Lake Michigan yesterday.

It seems the Hollyhock was clearing a channel when it encountered heavy ice and was forced to stop.  The Mesabi Miner was unable to stop in time according to gCaptain sources.

The Mesabi Miner suffered a puncture in its bow about 4 feet above the waterline however, both the Hollyhock and the Mesabi Miner were able to continue underway.

The following images are via the U.S. Coast Guard:

Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock

Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock

mesabi miner ship

mesabi miner hollyhock mackinac collision

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