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Freighter grounded in Lake St. Clair refloated

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Photo - The freighter Federal Rideau floats on the Detroit River in Detroit on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, after the 656-foot freighter that went aground in Lake St. Clair over the weekend was refloated Tuesday morning, said Coast  Guard Lt. Commander Scott Smith. There was no leakage or any pollution problems resulting from the grounding of the Hong-Kong registered Federal Rideau, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. After it was dislodged, the freighter was temporarily anchored off Belle Isle for inspections before being released. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates)  DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT   (REV-SHARE)
The freighter Federal Rideau floats on the Detroit River in Detroit on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, after the 656-foot freighter that went aground in Lake St. Clair over the weekend was refloated Tuesday morning, said Coast Guard Lt. Commander Scott Smith. There was no leakage or any pollution problems resulting from the grounding of the Hong-Kong registered Federal Rideau, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. After it was dislodged, the freighter was temporarily anchored off Belle Isle for inspections before being released. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT (REV-SHARE)
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DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a freighter hauling 23,000 tons of wheat has been refloated after running aground in a shipping channel of Lake St. Clair and is expected to head to Montreal.

Lt. Commander Scott Smith says the 656-foot Federal Rideau is flagged in Hong Kong and was refloated early Tuesday. It's now anchored in the Detroit River.

The Coast Guard says divers will conduct a damage assessment and any needed repairs will take place. It says there were no injuries or pollution.

The Coast Guard says it received notice early Sunday of the grounding. The shipping channel is open to traffic.

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