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Freighter runs aground in Charleston Harbor

Photo Courtesy: USCG

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A 441-foot Liberian-flagged freighter ran aground in Charleston Harbor Tuesday evening after losing propulsion.{}

According to officials with the US Coast Guard, it happened around 6:30 p.m.

They said no damage or pollution was reported and the vessel, HR Recommendation, was refloated at high tide Wednesday morning.

The HR Recommendation was on its way to the Columbus Street Terminal when USCG watch standers were told the freighter had lost propulsion just inside the harbor entrance jetties near buoys 20 and 22. It then ran aground outside of the channel in about 15 feet of water.

The Coast Guard reports regularly scheduled commercial traffic was not affected and the freighter was escorted to Columbus Street Terminal Wednesday morning. The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the incident.

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