Bulk Cargo Ship Aground in Chesapeake Bay

Thursday, March 01, 2007
Coast Guard Sector Baltimore personnel are attempting to free a 711-ft. vessel carrying coal had gone aground while transiting the Port of Baltimore, according to the Shipping Times. Coast Guard personnel were notified at on February 28 that the Liberain flagged motor vessel Montrose had gone soft aground in the mouth of the Choptank River. The Coast Guard, along with the Moran Towing tugboats April and Hariet Lane, attempted to free the vessel during high tide but were unsuccessful. The Coast Guard is continuing to monitor the situation. So far no damage or pollution has been reported T7he 3831 grt Montrose is operated by Seaarland Shipping Management Ges.m.b.H., Austria and was built in 2002 by Sanoyas Hishino Meisho, Japan. Source: Shipping Times
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