"Lake Huron: Barge Sinks Off Michigan Coast, Spills Diesel Fuel"

"LAKEPORT, Mich. -- Diesel fuel from a barge that sank in stormy Lake Huron has reached the Michigan shoreline, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday evening."

"A 110-foot dredging barge sank early Thursday, and the tug pushing it overturned, spilling an unknown amount of diesel fuel.

No injuries were been reported.

The Coast Guard released photos Thursday evening showing a sheen from the spill on the shore near Lakeport State Beach, about 65 miles northeast of Detroit.

"The cleanup crews are currently experiencing some delays due to on-scene weather, reported as 2- to 4-foot seas, 15- to 20-knot winds and heavy rain," the agency said in a statement."

The Associated Press had the story July 19, 2012.
 

Source: AP, 07/20/2012