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Coast Guard Responds to Grounding in Delaware Bay

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - The Coast Guard is responding to a grounded motor vessel Tuesday near Miah Maull Shoal in the Delaware Bay.

According to PADET Atlantic City, a crew member aboard the 470-foot Santa Lucia contacted the Coast Guard around 4:30 a.m. to report the situation. He said the ship ran aground while inbound to Philadelphia while carrying fresh produce.

Officials say the Coast Guard, along with New Jersey and Delaware state government officials, are working closely with the ship owner's salvage team to evaluate the situation and safely refloat the ship.

“Our first priority is to ensure the safety of the crew, the vessel, and the environment especially in the current weather conditions," said Capt. Kathy Moore, the commander of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay. "We are also investigating the cause of the grounding.”

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