Videos: "Queen of the Lakes" aground

By Vessels

MV Paul R. Tregurtha, the largest vessel on the Great Lakes, has been freed after running aground in the Duluth Harbor (off Bayfront Festival Park) on Saturday around 3:20 p.m. (local time).

The incident occurred while the vessel was leaving Duluth fully laden with 68,000-tonne coal cargo. It failed to get around the Aerial Lift Bridge. According to eyewitnesses, the vessel was trying to avoid a smaller boat. There were no reports of injuries or pollution.

Later the same day, at about 7:20 pm local time, MV Paul R. Tregurtha was freed with the assistance of tugboats and moved to the Duluth Seaway Port Terminal where it was inspected by the USCG.

The 301-metre Paul R. Tregurtha (MO number 7729057 and MMSI 366904940) was built in 1981. The longest ship currently in operation on the Great Lakes has a deadweight of 69,172 DWT. Operator of the vessel is the Interlake Steamship Company (Ohio).

Last received position of Paul R. Tregurtha.

 Paul R. Tregurtha (MO number 7729057 and MMSI 366904940) aground

Image: DuluthShippingNews

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