Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

CG icebreaker damaged in collision with freighter

Jan. 6, 2014 - 04:45PM   |  
USCGC Hollyhock involved in collision with 990-foo
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock, a 225-foot sea-going buoy tender homeported in Port Huron, Mich., continues breaking ice as it transits to St. Ignace, Mich., to undergo a full damage assessment after the Hollyhock was involved in a collision with the 990-foot motor vessel Mesabi Miner in Lake Michigan on Jan. 5. (Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read/Coast Guard)
  • Filed Under
A crewmember aboard Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock surveys the damaged stern of the cutter on Jan. 6. (Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read/Coast Guard)

MACKINAW CITY, MICH. — The Coast Guard said one of its icebreakers sustained significant damage in a collision with a freighter in the Straits of Mackinac. No injuries are reported.

Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Keith Showalter said the accident happened at about 10:45 a.m. Sunday, about 20 miles west of the Mackinac Bridge, which links Michigan’s Upper and Lower peninsulas.

Showalter said the 225-foot cutter Hollyhock was breaking ice when it hit a hard spot in the ice. He said the 990-foot Mesabi Miner hit the Hollyhock’s stern.

He said the Mesabi Mine sustained damage to its bow.

Showalter said the Mesabi Mine was hauling iron ore to Gary, Ind.

Answers by RallyPoint

Join trending discussions in the military's #1 professional community. See what members like yourself have to say from across the DoD.

More In News

Start your day with a roundup of top defense news.

VA Home Loan
Rates

Search By:

Product Options:
Zip Code:

News for your in-box

Sign up now for free Military Times E-Reports. Choose from Money and Education. Subscribers: log in for premium e-newsletters.


This Week's Navy Times

This Week's Navy Times

Shorter cruises
CNO demands drop to deployment lengths

Subscribe for Print or Digital delivery today!

Classifieds
MilitaryTimes Green Trusted Classifieds Looking to buy, sell and connect on Military Times?
Browse expanded listings across hundreds of military installations.
Faces of valorHonoring those who fought and died in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
hall of valorThe Hall of Valor is a searchable database of valor award citations collected by Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran and Military Times contributing editor, and by Military Times staff.
Woman who cried rape
(3 replies)
   Last Post: TJMAC77SP
        May 3, 2014 1:32 PM
   Last Post: garhkal
        May 1, 2014 5:03 PM
Cliven Bundy
(45 replies)
   Last Post: Chief_KO
        Apr 26, 2014 9:49 AM
Handbooks

All you need to know about your military benefits.

Benefits handbook

Guard & Reserve All you need to know about the Guard & Reserve.

guard and reserve handbook