Fire Aboard 1,000-foot Freighter in Lake Superior

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

June 18, 2018

© Kevin Majewski /

© Kevin Majewski /

The U.S. Coast Guard received a report of a generator fire aboard a 1,013 foot bulk carrier freighter in Lake Superior, at 4:20 a.m. Monday.

The master of motor vessel Paul R. Tregurtha reported the fire extinguished at 5:30 a.m. and stated that there were no injuries or pollution, and all 23 crewmembers are accounted for.

The ship is carrying 68,200 tons of coal, 124,000 gallons of fuel and 88,000 gallons of caustic soda.

The Coast Guard said it is dispatching resources to monitor the situation and to conduct a marine casualty investigation into the cause of the incident.

The Paul R. Tregurtha is anchored near Point Iroquois, in Whitefish Bay.

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