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Bulker refloated after grounding in Mississippi River

The Mississippi River has reopened to vessel traffic
following the refloating of a UK-flagged bulk carrier which grounded
near New Orleans on Friday.

to a report from the US Coast Guard, 114,248 dwt bulk carrier Anglo Alexandria
ran aground in the Lower Mississippi River in the morning hours on
incident blocked the navigation channel and closed the river at mile marker
3.5. The USCG on Friday said that over 50 vessels were waiting in queue to
transit in or out of the river.
after the grounding, tugs arrived at the scene to assist the 837-foot bulk
carrier, which activated its Vessel Response Plan.
AIS data
provided my Marine Traffic shows that Anglo Alexandria is currently anchored.
were no reports of pollution or injuries following the incident. Relevant
authorities have launched an investigation into the cause of the incident.
World Maritime News.

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