Sunday, August 3, 2008

Biodiesel Tanker Update; VICTORY/KUBER Go Aground

The next biodiesel tanker, SONGA PEARL, is now expected to arrive in Erie on Friday, August 8. Currently the SONGA PEARL is unloading part of her cargo in Hamilton.

Tug VICTORY/barge JAMES L. KUBER, on its first trip after visiting Erie last week, ran aground Saturday morning while inbound Fairport Harbor, Ohio with stone from Stoneport. The unit was attempting to enter the harbor in a strong west wind at around 1100 Saturday when they went aground on a sandbar in about 22 feet of water. After being stuck for nearly 24 hours, the KUBER and VICTORY were freed by the Great Lakes Towing tug ILLINOIS around 1030 this afternoon and continued inbound to unload stone.

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