Thousand-foot laker damages hull in collision with Duluth dock

The following is the text of a press release issued by the U.S. Coast Guard:


(DULUTH, Minn.) — U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth is investigating an allision between the laker Edwin H. Gott and a pier near the Port Terminal Pier here, Friday, at approximately 1 p.m.

There are no reports of injuries or pollution; however, the 1004-footer sustained minor damage to its exterior hull above the water line on the starboard side, while docked at its winter lay-up berth.

The Coast Guard is working closely with the vessel’s owner, Great Lakes Fleet Inc., to ensure safe repairs for the crew and the environment.

For further media inquiries, please contact Marine Safety Unit Duluth’s Public Affairs Officer at (218) 720-5286.

By Professional Mariner Staff