Freighter drags anchor, runs aground off Rhode Island

(PORTSMOUTH, R.I.) — A Netherlands-flagged freighter dragged its anchor and ran aground in East Passage, East Bay Newspapers of Bristol, R.I., reported. The 388-foot vessel refloated at high tide, and the Coast Guard inspected the hull for damage. The ship was scheduled to take on a cargo of yachts for shipment to England. The tugboats Rainbow and Reliance assisted.
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By Professional Mariner Staff