tanker http://michiganradio.org en Coast Guard re-floats sunken tanker in Lake Huron http://michiganradio.org/post/coast-guard-re-floats-sunken-tanker-lake-huron <p>The U.S. Coast Guard says crews have salvaged a dredging barge that sank earlier this month in Lake Huron. The Associated Press reports crews re-floated the 100-foot Arthur J early this morning, and were in the process of taking it to a maintenance dock.</p><p>From the AP:</p><blockquote><p>The Arthur J went down July 19 more than a mile from the Michigan shore near Lakeport, roughly 65 miles northeast of Detroit. A 38-foot tugboat that capsized at the same time was recovered earlier. The barge recovery operation stalled last week because of strong winds and choppy waters.<br /><br />No one was hurt when the two vessels went down nearly six miles north of the entrance to the St. Clair River. Some fuel escaped after the accident, leaving a sheen on the water that reached land.</p></blockquote><p>In a <a href="http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/1505003/UPDATE-Arthur-J-dredge-floating-in-transit-to-maintenance-dock">statement</a>, the Coast Guard said salvage crews resumed dive operations Sunday at about 9 a.m. and successfully re-floated the dredge by using compressors to blow air into watertight compartments: Mon, 30 Jul 2012 16:07:56 +0000 Rebecca Williams 8481 at http://michiganradio.org Coast Guard re-floats sunken tanker in Lake Huron