Ship crash - The Mesabi Miner and USCG Cutter Hollyhock collide on Lake Michigan

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Ship crash - The Mesabi Miner and USCG Cutter Hollyhock collide on Lake Michigan

January 5, 2014 Updated Jan 5, 2014 at 6:12 PM CST

Mackinac Island, Michigan (NNCNOW.COM)

The Mesabi Miner, bulk vessel and frequent visitor to the Twin Ports collided Sunday at 11am with the USCG Cutter Hollyhock.

The Mesabi Miner was acting as lead freighter of 6 vessels on Lake Michigan following a track being cut by the Hollyhock.

The Hollyhock reported having slow movement due to ice pressure ridges and requested all following vessels slow their speed.

The Mesabi Miner is expected in the Twin Ports again on January 9th.

gware@kbjr.com

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