>Monongahela Successfully Refloated

>JAMES RIVER, VA – Acting Maritime Administrator David Matsuda announced yesterday that the Monongahela, one of the government-owned obsolete ships stored at the James River Fleet, was successfully refloated after being aground since Nov. 13. The ship was refloated during high tide at 11:00 a.m. The Monongahela ran aground after a three day storm with hurricane force winds caused the vessel to break free of its mooring and drift into shallow water. A local article provides additional details: Ghost Fleet tanker finally freed from James River muck