Great Lakes Freighter Roger Blough Headed to Sturgeon Bay for Repairs

The damaged Great Lakes freight MV Roger Blough was cleared over the weekend to transit down the St. Marys River en route to a shipyard in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The U.S. Coast Guard captain of the port in Sault Ste. Marie gave the all clear on Saturday for the vessel to make its way to an anchorage in Potagannissing Bay in the vicinity of DeTour Village, Michigan. The … [Read more...]

MV Roger Blough Refloated in Lake Superior

The U.S.-flagged freighter MV Roger Blough was safely anchored in Waiska Bay, Michigan on Saturday afternoon where it will be inspected for damage and its remaining cargo will be transferred to other vessels, the Coast Guard reported over the weekend. The Blough was refloated on Saturday at appoximately 10:45 a.m. following lightering operations and later made it way under … [Read more...]

Lightering Ops Underway for Grounded Freighter in Lake Superior [PHOTOS]

The U.S. Coast Guard has reported that lightering operations on the grounded MV Roger Blough began Friday a full week after the American freighter ran aground in Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior on May 27. The receiving vessel Philip R. Clarke arrived on scene Thursday afternoon and lightering operation started at about 5:45 a.m. Friday. The Clarke is scheduled to remove … [Read more...]

Salvage Update: MV Roger Blough Hard Aground in Lake Superior

Lightering operations have been planned for the Great Lakes freighter hard aground on a reef in Lake Superior, but it's likely to be several more days before the vessel can be freed.  The 833-foot, U.S.-flagged Roger Blough was damage when it aground last Friday afternoon on Gros Cap Reef in Whitefish Bay near the start of the St. Marys River. … [Read more...]

PHOTOS: U.S. Freighter ‘Roger Blough’ Hard Aground in Lake Superior

A U.S.-flagged freighter that spent Memorial Day weekend hard aground in Lake Superior is still stuck Tuesday as salvage crews continue on plans to refloat the vessel. The 833-foot MV Roger Blough ran aground Friday afternoon on Gros Cap Reef in Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior. The Coast Guard said Tuesday that the threat of a fuel oil spill was minimal and flooding on … [Read more...]