UPDATE: Freighter Freed From Saint Mary’s River

In this update, the freighter that was grounded in the Saint Mary’s River is now free.

The Calumet ran aground Wednesday night north of Sugar Island.

Then around 7:30 Friday night, the vessel dumped ballast water, was refloated and able to make it to 9 Mile Anchorage under her own power.

The Army Corp of Engineers will also survey the bottom of the river to make sure there are no problems for freighter traffic that’s been backing up since yesterday.

Why the Calumet ran aground is still under investigation.

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