Ship freed after being trapped in Muskegon Channel

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Posted at 11:28 AM, Apr 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-29 19:09:06-04

MUSKEGON, Mich. — Crews worked to free a ship that was stuck in the Muskegon Channel on Friday.

A Coast Guard representative says the 700-foot cargo hauler "Kaye E. Barker" got stuck on a sandbar until it was freed at around 1 p.m.

The Coast Guard marine safety detachment worked with the company to free the vessel by pulling cargo and rock off the vessel to lighten the load.

There are no reported injuries or pollution due to the incident.

The ship, owned by the Interlake Steamship Company, partially blocked the channel.

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