Generator fire aboard bulkcarrier
A generator fire broke out aboard the "Paul R. Tregurtha" on June 18, 2018, at 4:20 a.m. The master reported to the US Coast Guard that the fire was extinguished at 5:30 a.m. and stated that there were no injuries or pollution, and all 23 crewmembers had been accounted for. The ship was carrying 68,200 tons of coal, 124,000 gallons of fuel, and 88,000 gallons of caustic soda. The Coast Guard has dispatched resources to monitor the situation and to conduct a Marine Casualty Investigation into the cause of the incident.The bulkcarrier, being enroute from Duluth to St. Clair, was anchored near Point Iroquois, in Whitefish Bay.
Western Coal Trade on Great Lakes to resume on March 22
The western coal trade will resume on March 22 when the Paul R. Tregurtha loads 62,000 tons at Superior Midwest Energy Terminal for delivery to Silver Bay.
Bulker cleared to sail
The "Paul R. Tregurtha" resumed trading in the morning of Sep 21, after it was cleared by U.S. Coast Guard inspectors looking for any sustained damage. Fortunately, the bottom was soft where it ran aground. As there were no internal signs of structural or mechanical issues, there was no need to do a dive inspection. The outbound vessel finally passed underneath the Aerial Lift Bridge at 12:47 a.m. Report with photo: http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_26581826/duluth-freighter-that-ran-aground-saturday-resumes-workUpload News