Cruise ship runs aground in Detroit River

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

The U.S. Coast Guard says a cruise ship carrying 120 people has run aground and is stranded in the Detroit River.

The Coast Guard says the 216-foot Yorktown ran aground about 8 p.m. Saturday south of Detroit, near Wyandotte.

Petty Officer Tyler Andrews told the Detroit Free Press no injuries were reported and the ship is not taking on water.

The Coast Guard sent a response boat to the scene, and Petty Officer Jake Hauske says a commercial towing company was responding as well.

Hauske says it's not clear why the ship ran aground. He says buoys in the area seemed to be in place.


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