Two Canadian Coast Guard Ships Sent to Rescue U.S. Freighter Stuck in Ice

February 21, 2015 11:04 PM

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Two Canadian Coast Guard Ships Sent to Rescue U.S. Freighter Stuck in Ice

Two Canadian Coast Guard ships plan to escort an American freighter to its intended destination of Detroit on Sunday after the cargo vessel got stuck in the ice-choked waters of Lake Erie. This rescue, however, comes after an American Coast Guard ship trying to free that same freighter was also halted by the ice.

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay tried for several days to free the 647-foot American freighter, the Arthur M. Anderson, which has been stuck near Ohio's Conneaut Harbor since Tuesday. But the Coast Guard's Bristol Bay became stuck in the ice, which is more than 5 feet thick, according to U.S...

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