Freighter’s departure may impact July 4 marine traffic 

July 3, 2023

Freighter’s departure may impact July 4 marine traffic

LUDINGTON — The Mason County Sheriff’s Office has reported that the M/V Manitowoc freighter is scheduled to be in Ludington harbor on Tuesday, July 4, delivering to Rieth-Riley. The freighter is expected to be depart prior to the closing of the harbor, due to the Ludington Area Jaycees Freedom Festival fireworks display. If the freighter does not depart as scheduled, however, marine patrol will have to clear a path.

The Manitowoc is a 630-foot by 68-foot self discharging bulk freighter. It was scheduled to leave Burns Harbor, Indiana, at 11:28 a.m. today.

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