Great Lakes Towing frees grounded bulker; DNV GL issues guidance on closed bus DP operation

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Great Lakes Towing frees grounded bulker
April 28, 2015—The 603-ft Canadian self-discharging bulk carrier M/V Mississagi, has been successfully refloated by the Great Lakes Towing Company with no injuries or pollution. The vessel, owned by Rand Logistics’ Lower Lakes Towing, went aground Wednesday morning, on the St. Marys River at Big Trout Island in U.S. Waters. It was carrying more than 17,000 tons of stone when it grounded.

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