Coast Guard responds to sunken dredge, capsized tugboat in Lake Huron
CLEVELAND The Coast Guard is coordinating the response to a sunken dredge and capsized tugboat in lower Lake Huron early Thursday morning.
There were no injuries reported, but a 500-foot diesel sheen has been reported.
The Coast Guard was notified that at 4:35 a.m., the motor vessel Arthur J., a 110-foot dredge, sank and the motor vessel Madison, a 38-foot tugboat, capsized in lower Lake Huron. The accident occurred five nautical miles north-northwest of the entrance to the St. Clair River, one nautical mile from the Michigan shoreline and four nautical from Canadian waters.
Both vessels are owned by MCM Marine.
A Coast Guard response boatcrew from Station Port Huron arrived on scene, confirmed that everyone was accounted for and there were no injuries and commenced containing and... [via Coast Guard News]