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Tanker runs aground in Southport

A tanker ran aground in Southport Saturday afternoon. (Source: Gay Sidden) A tanker ran aground in Southport Saturday afternoon. (Source: Gay Sidden)
SOUTHPORT, NC (WECT) -

A tanker ran aground in Southport Saturday afternoon.

It happened in the intracoastal waterway near River Drive. According to the Coast Guard, the call came in around 1:45 p.m.

The captain of the tanker said there was an issue with the propulsion which caused the tanker to run aground.

Coast Guard officials said Monday morning that the ship has been refloated and is no longer stuck along the coast of Soutport.

There were no injuries reported.

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