Great Lakes freighter splits in two, sinks en route to Asian shipyard

(HOLLAND, Mich.) — The laker Algoport split in two and sank in the Pacific Ocean while being towed to a China shipyard for a refit, the Holland Sentinel reported. The 658-foot Canadian-flagged self-unloader was being towed by the tug Atlantic Hickory when it encountered a tropical storm and broke apart. Seaway Marine Group is Algoport’s owner.
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By Professional Mariner Staff