GROSSE ILE, Mich. – Seven tugboats have succeeded in freeing a 579-foot coal-hauling Great Lakes freighter that was grounded for two days in the Detroit River south of Detroit.
The McKee ran aground Friday near Grosse Ile while trying to dock at a DTE Energy Co. site.
The freighter came from Cleveland with a load of 11,900 tons of coal and a crew of 17. It has a hauling capacity of 29,500 tons.
The U.S. Coast Guard says efforts to free the freighter resumed Sunday after a Christmas break.
Guard Lt. Justin Westmiller says two more tugs joined the five already working to free the freighter.
Westmiller says the ship was freed about 2:45 p.m. Sunday and has docked at its destination.