Motor Vessel Roger Blough hard aground on Gros Cap Reef in Lake Superior

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The U.S. Coast Guard continues to monitor the motor vessel Roger Blough after the vessel ran aground Friday afternoon on Gros Cap Reef in Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior.

Motor Vessel Roger Blough hard aground on Gros Cap Reef in Lake Superior

Self Discharging Bulk Carrier - Roger Blough - Image: rburdick27/Shipspotting

Coast Guard crews have been conducting exterior draft readings of the vessel, while the crew of the Roger Blough continued interior soundings of the tanks to ensure flooding remains under control.

Investigators also remain on scene conducting damage assessments.

6,000 feet of containment boom are en route to the scene as an additional safety precaution against potential pollution. A salvage team will conduct an underwater hull examination and begin salvage surveys on the Blough in the coming days.

Planning to remove the vessel from the reef has continued, but the vessel currently remains grounded on the reef.

Source: USCG