Coast Guard cutter suffers engine failure

Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay suffers engine failure. Photo Courtesy: USCG

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- While en route to the Straits of Mackinac, a Coast Guard Cutter ship suffered mechanical failure.

One of the main diesel engines on cutter Biscayne Bay died Friday afternoon.

The Biscayne Bay was on its way to the Straits of Mackinac to help five ships that were stuck in the ice.

No one on board was injured and no pollution has been reported.

The ship is headed to St. Ignace for repairs and will be out of service until further notice.

The cutter Mackinaw is now headed to the straits to clear the waterway.

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