Wheat freighter stuck in Detroit River re-floated

A freighter carrying 12,000 tonnes of wheat got stuck Monday morning in the Detroit River between Windsor and Detroit it was re-floated on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023. (Bob Bellacicco/CTV News Windsor)

A massive freighter which ran aground in the Detroit River has been pulled out — a day later than expected.

The United States Coast Guard re-floated the “Barbro G,” but it remains anchored in waters stateside.

The bulk carrier was transporting 12,000 tonnes of wheat from Thunder Bay to Italy, but a thruster stopped working Monday morning.

The ship is awaiting inspectors before the vessel can continue its voyage.