High winds in the Chesapeake Bay on Tuesday evening resulted in the collision of two cargo ships, including one scheduled to arrive in Charleston this weekend, officials said.
The Coast Guard reported that the bulk carrier Ornak collided with the MSC Charleston about 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the main shipping channel. The Ornak ran aground roughly an hour later at First Landing State Park as winds gusted up to 70 mph.
The ship typically carries goal and gravel and was anchored east of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.
No injuries, damage or pollution were reported, according to the Coast Guard.
Officials say they'll attempt to free the Ornak on Wednesday morning if weather conditions allow.
The MSC Charleston is scheduled to arrive at S.C. State Ports Authority's Wando Welch Terminal in Mount Pleasant on Saturday.
It was not immediately known if the container vessel will still call on the Wando terminal this weekend, according to a spokeswoman for the State Ports Authority.
As of Wednesday morning, the 1065-foot MSC Charleston remained in the Chesapeake Bay, just off the coast of Cape Charles, Maryland, according to ship tracking website MarineTraffic.com.
The website reported that the containership arrived at Port Norfolk on Tuesday morning and departed about 11 p.m.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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