9th District Great Lakes Public Affairs
July 26, 2012
Ninth Coast Guard District
Contact: Ninth Coast Guard District External Affairs Office
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.
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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