A Cargo vessel has run aground off the coast near Gros Cap. The U.S. coast guard reports the ship became grounded Friday afternoon and could be taking on water.
All crew members are reported safe with no injuries. Crew reports no sign of pollution in the water said a press release Saturday. Multiple U.S. Coast Guard assets are on scene to ensure the safety of the crew and the environment and to assess the extent of damage.
The U.S. Coast Guard and the captain of the grounded Roger Blough laker have come to an agreement that it is safe to let the 24 crew members stay on board over night says Lt. Creighton Chong, the public affairs officer and chief, Waterways Management Division at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie.
There is some flooding but it is under control, added Chong.
The Roger Blough is still at the same location on the reef in Whitefish Bay.