Cornelia Sails into Port to Refuel

After more than six weeks at anchor in Lake Superior, the Cornelia has finally sailed into the harbor. 

The German ship has been stuck outside of the Duluth-Superior Port since the start of November. 

According to the Duluth Seaway Port Authority, the ship sailed into the harbor to fuel up around 4 Wednesday night. 

The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the crew, equipment and records of the Liberian-flagged motor vessel Cornelia for allegations involving violations related to the discharge of oily water.

Based upon current information in the investigation, it does not appear that the discharge occurred within the port of Duluth – Superior.

The Coast Guard and the vessel’s owner and operator are negotiating a security agreement that would permit the vessel to depart the port while simultaneously protecting the integrity of the investigation and the interests of the vessel’s crew members.

The ship could leave by this weekend. 

The ship is under a tight deadline to leave the Twin Ports by Friday to make it through the Seaway locks before they close at the end of December. 

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