Officials: 441-foot ship ran aground off Sullivan's Island

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A 441-foot ship is safely docked at peninsular Charleston on Wednesday after it ran aground off Sullivan's Island Tuesday, officials say.

According to the United States Coast Guard, a Liberian-flagged freighter called the HR Recommendation ran aground in about 15 feet of water outside the channel around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The ship ran aground after losing propulsion near buoys 20 and 22 in the Charleston Harbor entrance jetties, according to officials.

The Recommendation was refloated around 5:20 a.m., at high tide, on Wednesday morning.

Coast Guard officials said regularly scheduled commercial traffic was not affected by the incident, nor was any damage or pollution reported.

The Recommendation was docked Wednesday morning at the Columbus Street Terminal.

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