DULUTH, Minn. (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard says an agreement has been reached that will let a German-operated cargo ship leave a Lake Superior port in Minnesota where it had been detained for more than a month due to alleged environmental violations.
Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Yaw said Thursday that an agreement has been reached and that the M/V Cornelia is making preparations to depart the port of Duluth. He says he has no details of the agreement.
The Cornelia was allowed to dock Wednesday after more than a month at anchor just outside the Duluth harbor. A spokeswoman for the Duluth Seaway Port Authority, Adele Yorde, says ship should be ready to depart before noon Friday.
This story has been corrected to reflect that ship was allowed to dock Wednesday, not Thursday..