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629-foot merchant ship runs aground near Michigan's Upper Peninsula

The 629-foot cargo vessel Calumet sits hard aground in the St. Mary's River, while a Coast Guard response boat - medium encircles the vessel, August 10, 2017. (US Coast Guard photo)
The 629-foot cargo vessel Calumet sits hard aground in the St. Mary's River, while a Coast Guard response boat - medium encircles the vessel, August 10, 2017. (US Coast Guard photo)

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – A 629-foot merchant ship ran aground Wednesday in the St. Mary's River near Sugar Island.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the vessel Calumet departed Essar Steel in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and was transiting in the river to its next port of call at 11:40 p.m. in Brevort.

No injuries were reported and there were no signs of pollution, the Coast Guard said.

The cause of the mishap is under investigation. 

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