Barge Aground Off Sheboygan

A barge broke free and went aground on Lake Michigan off the south breakwater at Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  The barge was  being pushed by the 108 meter long tugboat Donald C when heavy seas and strong winds separated the two vessels.  The Donald C was unable to regain control of the barge before it went ashore.   No reports of injuries or pollution released.  The barge is to be inspected and refloated later.  The barge was carrying a cargo of rocks bound for Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

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RN Murmansk

The 176 meter long, 27000 dwt chemical tanker RN Murmansk went aground in the Mudyug Canal in Arkhangelsk, Russia.  Attempts to refloat the tanker by tugs and icebreakers failed due to the low water level.  The tanker was refloated the next day at high tide.  No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.  The RN Murmansk proceeded to sail for Amsterdam with 24,162 metric tons of oil.

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