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Efforts continue to free grounded Lake Superior freighter

The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing to monitor and work on freeing a freighter that went aground Friday in Whitefish Bay in eastern Lake Superior. The Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay was brought in and a safety zone was established around the Roger ...

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Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay, homeported in Sturgeon Bay, Wisc., enforces a 500 yard safety zone around the motor vessel Roger Blough, May 30, 2016, in Lake Superior. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Creighton Chong)

The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing to monitor and work on freeing a freighter that went aground Friday in Whitefish Bay in eastern Lake Superior.

The Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay was brought in and a safety zone was established around the Roger Blough to protect passing vessels from potential hazards associated with the salvage operation.

There were no signs of pollution during an overflight on Sunday morning, and there is a minimal chance of fuel spill, according to a news release from the Coast Guard. The damage appears to be contained to the forward section of the Roger Blough. Flooding remains stable.

The National Transportation Safety Board was scheduled to arrive Monday to investigate the cause of the grounding.

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