June 24, 2024

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Taconite freighter safely in port in Thunder Bay after underwater collision on Lake Superior

Star Tribune

By Kyeland Jackson and Mike Hughlett Star Tribune JUNE 8, 2024 — 7:36PM

A Canadian freighter carrying iron ore across Lake Superior was safely anchored Saturday evening in Thunder Bay, Ontario, after reportedly striking an underwater obstacle and taking on water, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

None of the 22 crew members was injured, and 11 were evacuated from the ship by the Coast Guard and a National Park Service boat from Isle Royale National Park, according to a release from Coast Guard Sector Northern Great Lakes.

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