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Bulk Carrier Runs Aground in Delaware River (Link to Video)

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 1, 2015


Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay is investigating a ship aground in the Delaware River near the Burlington Bristol Bridge, which connects Burlington, NJ and Bristol Township, PA.


The Liberian-flagged 600-foot bulk carrier, Agia Irini, was headed southbound when it reportedly lost propulsion and ran aground at approximately 2 p.m.


Philadelphia's ABC affiliate has video of the grounding.


No injuries or pollution were reported following the incident.


The crew of the 65-foot Coast Guard Cutter Cleat responded to the scene to investigate.


The ship was refloated and is en route to safe anchorage for further Coast Guard investigation.

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