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News Release

July 26, 2012

Ninth Coast Guard District

Contact: U.S. Coast Guard Great Lakes


Office: (216) 902-6020

Mobile: (216) 310-2608

UPDATE: Arthur J salvage operations stalled again due to adverse weather conditions

Salvage ops to continue when safer conditions permit

PORT HURON, Mich. — Weather conditions at the worksite of the Arthur J salvage operations have deteriorated Thursday, requiring workers to cease until weather conditions improve.

Response crews that were working on the Arthur J plan to restart salvage operations at the earliest and safest time Friday. 

The Arthur J is the 110-foot dredge barge that completely sunk approximately two miles off the shore of Lakeport, Mich., in Lake Huron.

Click here to read an earlier news release about the salvage efforts.

For more information, questions or concerns, please contact Coast Guard Sector Detroit’s public affairs officer Lt. Justin Westmiller at 313-701-6016.

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