Manitowoc runs aground in the Detroit River

By Vessels

The self-discharging bulk carrier Manitowoc has been freed after it ran aground yesterday in the Detroit River.

The incident occurred north of a bridge connecting Grosse Ile and Trenton. The vessel was en route for a DTE Energy Co. power plant in Trenton, laden with a cargo of coal from Toledo, Ohio.

The incident delayed the traffic in the area as the bridge was closed for awhile. The Manitowoc was freed by a tugboat at around 9:30 pm local time and continued toward its destination.

An investigation into the incident has been launched.

Manitowoc (IMO number 7366398 and MMSI 367341010) was build in 1973. The 186-metre vessel has a deadweight of 19,335-DWT.

Manitowoc (IMO number 7366398 and MMSI 367341010)

Images: Peter M