On 23th May, a fire broke out aboard a Canadian-registered bulk carrier transiting on Lake Erie near Pelee Island, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
s explained, the fire originated in the engine room of the 80-year-old laker Cuyahoge. However, no injuries reported.
U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, TowBoatUS and the Canadian Coast Guard responded the incident.
As informed, the 664ft vessel is operated by Lower Lakes Towing, a subsidiary of Rand Logistics, and is used for transporting stone, iron ore, coal and other bulk commodities on the Great Lakes. The vessel is the second oldest Canadian registered laker still in active service on the Great Lakes.
Built in 1943 as the J. Burton Ayers, the vessel is the second oldest Canadian registered laker still in active service on the Great Lakes.