Laker collided with railway bridge, slight damages, Great Lakes

Bulk carrier SAGINAW allided with swing railroad bridge near Middlegrounds Metropark, Maumee River, at around 0140 LT Apr 30 while sailing downstream to Lake Erie. Coast Guard spokesman said the accident caused damage only to a walkway atop the pilings. No reports on ship’s damages, probably none or slight, as she resumed her voyage, and as of morning May 1, was sailing in Lake St Clair.
Bulk carrier SAGINAW, IMO 5173876, dwt 19377, built 1953, flag Canada, manager LOWER LAKES TOWING LTD.



My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.