Update: Lightering operations complete on motor vessel Roger Blough

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The U.S. Coast Guard continues to monitor and respond to the motor vessel Roger Blough, Tuesday, after the vessel ran aground May 27 on Gros Cap Reef in Whitefish Bay in Lake Superior.

Lightering operations were completed around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday (Jun7).

Update: Lightering operations complete on motor vessel Roger Blough

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ryan Tig Hogan

The cargo on board the Roger Blough was successfully offloaded onto two vessels, the Philip R. Clarke and Arthur M. Anderson. Each of the receiving vessels have departed the Waiska Bay anchorage to deliver the iron ore to its intended destination.

Taconite falls into the motor vessel Philip R. Clarke off the conveyor belt from the motor vessel Roger Blough - U.S. Coast Guard photo by Ryan Tig Hogan

The motor vessel Phillip R. Clarke receives taconite by conveyor belt from the motor vessel Roger Blough that ran aground on May 27, near Gros Cap Reefs Light in Lake Superior, June 3, 2016 - U.S. Coast Guard photo by Kyle Schmidt

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Craig Gorman

Phillip R. Clarke arrives on scene with the Roger Blough that ran aground on May 27, near Gros Cap Reefs Light in Lake Superior, June 3, 2016 - U.S. Coast Guard photo by Craig Gorman

A detailed damage assessment of the Blough will be conducted once favorable weather conditions are met. Results from the assessment will determine the extent of repairs and mode of transit to its final destination.

The Waiska Bay anchorage area remains closed to all vessels not part of the operation.

Source: USCG