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Coast Guard: No damage, pollution found after vessel runs aground

The Coast Guard has found there to be no damage or pollution in the area after the vessel, Defiance, ran aground Friday afternoon.

MACKINAC COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Coast Guard marine inspectors said no damage or pollution has been found after a vessel went aground in the Straits of Mackinac.

The vessel, Defiance, and barge, Ashtabula, went aground in Round Island Passage between Mackinac Island and Round Island Friday afternoon.

The integrated tug and barge has been cleared to proceed on its voyage.

Overflights with a pollution responder were conducted on Friday evening and Saturday morning by the Coast Guard.

The safety zone was rescinded in Round Island Passage and the waterway is open for all traffic.

The vessel Defiance and barge Ashtabula departed Cedarville and was transiting to its next port call in Buffington, Indiana when its ran aground.

The cause of the grounding is still under investigation.

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