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Ship Runs Aground Near Burlington Bristol Bridge

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    Ship Runs Aground in Delaware River

    Crews towed a freight ship that ran aground in the Delaware River off Burlington County. (Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015)

    Coast Guard officials are investigating a ship that ran aground in the Delaware River Wednesday near the Burlington Bristol Bridge in Burlington City.

    The Liberian-flagged 600-foot bulk carrier, Agia Irini, was traveling southbound when it lost propulsion and ran aground around 2 p.m. The 65-foot Coast Guard Cutter Cleat responded to the scene and crew members investigated the ship.

    “The ship was refloated and is en route to safe anchorage for further Coast Guard investigation,” an official said.

    No injuries or pollution were reported after the incident.