Bulk carrier Federal Rideau aground off Detroit

HK-flagged bulk carrier Federal Rideau ran aground at around 0300 LT July 27 in the downbownd channel in Lake St. Clair near the Detroit River. Grounding was caused by steering mechanism failure. Attempts to refloat vessel with two tugs failed, two more tugs were to arrive on the site in the evening July 27. Steering mechanism is fixed, vessel is loaded with 22672 tons of wheat, en route to Montreal. No damages reported. As of 0500 UTC July 28 vessel was in the same position. Vessel grounded in a channel, but one-way traffic kept open.

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