VIDEO: Grounded Reefer in Delaware Bay Back Underway

Motor vessel Santa Lucia ran aground Tuesday near Miah Maull Shoal in Delaware Bay while inbound to Philadelphia.

The ship’s cargo is reported to be fresh produce.

A crewmember aboard the 470-foot Santa Lucia contacted United States Coast Guard watchstanders at about 4:30 a.m. to report the grounding.

The Coast Guard, along with New Jersey and Delaware state government officials, assisted the ship owner’s salvage team to evaluate the situation and safely refloat the ship despite a major snow storm battering the US coast.Grounded Reefer in Delaware Bay Back Underway

Santa Lucia got back underway under its own power at approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The motor vessel Santa Lucia, which was aground in Delaware Bay, got back underway under its own power at approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday.

“The Santa Lucia is scheduled to anchor at Big Stone Anchorage for a Coast Guard safety inspection before moving on to its destination of Philadelphia,” USCG said.

There are no reports of injuries or pollution.

The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the grounding.

Images & Video: USCG

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