Cargo ship loses propulsion, grounds near Miami

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The following is text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:

(MIAMI) — The Coast Guard is responding to an aground 203-foot cargo vessel north of Fishers Island on Thursday.

Coast Guard Sector Miami watch standers received a notification at approximately 5 p.m. stating the Panamanian-flagged cargo vessel Betty K VI ran hard aground after losing propulsion north of Fishers Island. The watch standers issued a safety marine information broadcast. 

There were no reported injuries, pollution or hazards to navigation.

By Professional Mariner Staff