The vessel's company, Grand River Navigation Inc., is taking precautionary measures to help ensure the safety of the environment and developing a salvage plan, according to the Coast Guard.
The river is closed to commercial vessels from the Soo Locks to 6 Mile Point. There are 12 vessels anchored or moored waiting to transit downbound on the river and 5 vessels waiting to transit upbound on the river.
After the Calumet was refloated by offloading ballast water, it then sailed under its own power to anchorage near Lake Nickolet where it underwent an exterior and interior examination.
The Coast Guard conducted two aerial flights Thursday, one with an MH-60 helicopter from Air Station Traverse City, and one later in the day by a Coast Guard Auxiliary Air Patrol.
The Calumet had departed the Essar Steel mill in Sault Ste.
A merchant freighter ran aground downstream from the Soo Locks of the St. Mary's River on Wednesday, Aug. 9 around 11:40 p.m.
The Coast Guard say the freighter, which was not carrying cargo, is stable and there were no signs of pollution in the river linking Lake Superior and Lake Huron.
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