Coast Guard Prevents Collision



Credit to GoMN.com...although that appears to be a 700 footer...lowedown.
A 1,000-foot freighter narrowly dodged a sightseeing ship that had been let loose in Duluth Harbor.

Two boats from www.vistafleet.com/ were apparently unmoored and set adrift – without anyone onboard – near the Aerial Lift Bridge around 2:47 a.m. Thursday, Lt. Chuck O'Connor of the Duluth Police Department told GoMN.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArobwJTca6M (watch it below) by Dennis O'Hara of www.duluthharborcam.com/2017/09/coast-guard-saves-day.html?m shows one of the loose ships, the Vista Queen, slowly floating in front of the Lift Bridge.

At the same time, the John D. Letich freighter is making its way under the bridge.

If you scroll to the 5:30 mark, you can see a U.S. Coast Guard boat coming to the rescue, maneuvering between the Vista Queen and the Letich.

They missed each other by about 40 yards, O'Connor said. The other sightseeing boat – the Vista Star – was farther away from the freighter.

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Tags: duluth,mn,ships,freighter,tour boat,collision,coast guard,vandal

Location: United States