Efforts to move coal ship continuing
Efforts are continuing to free a 712-foot coal carrier that ran aground in the Chesapeake Bay last week after leaving the Port of Baltimore.
Crews began an effort over the weekend to unload about 10 percent of the 74,000 tons of coal from the Liberian-flag ship 'Montrose' and transfer it onto a barge.
Work was suspended Monday because of bad weather and resumed late Tuesday.
When offloading is completed, the ship will be deballasted, and tugs will try to pull it from the shoal on which it is lodged. Once refloated, the ship will be taken to an anchorage where it will undergo an underwater dive inspection.