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Coast Guard Reporting Hull Fracture in Harbor

Posted at: 10/26/2012 6:09 PM
Updated at: 10/26/2012 7:07 PM

DULUTH, Minn. — The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a small hull fracture reported on the Canadian vessel Atlantic Huron, at anchor outside of the Duluth-Superior Harbor, Friday evening.

The Coast Guard said that they investigated the green dye in the water, and determined it is safe for marine use. It was used by the crew, in their quest to figure out the fracture situation.

No one was hurt, and the vessel is not in any danger of sinking, according to the Coast Guard.

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth personnel are responding to the incident to determine the extent of the reported damage, verify adequacy of the temporary repairs, and ensure that the dye used is in compliance with the Clean Water Act.

Assisting in the response are crews from Coast Guard Station Duluth, and Sector Sault Sainte Marie, Mich.

The vessel's owner, V Ships Canada, Inc., is fully cooperating with the Coast Guard investigators and pollution responders