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Tugboat That Was Sinking In Duluth Harbor Is Afloat Again

May 25, 2022 10:53AM ● By Laura Durenberger
Photo: Fox 21 News 

By Alexandra Burnley - Fox 21 News - May 24, 2022

The tugboat named “Lake Superior” that partially sunk in the Duluth Harbor back in March is now floating once again.

According to the Coast Guard, contractors are working on what’s called “lightering and dewatering operations,” which will remove any leftover water, fuel, and lube oil from the tugboat, so pollutants don’t leak into the waterway.

The Coast Guard is also looking for any signs of pollution now that the tugboat is floating again, as it had been leaking oil as it sunk.

That oil was successfully contained by absorbing materials around the tugboat these past two months.

After this process is done, the tugboat needs to be dealt with by its private owner.

To see the original report and read related stories, follow this link to the Fox 21 News website.

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