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German cargo ship under investigation in Duluth finally gets to leave

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The German cargo ship that's been stuck outside Duluth's harbor since November (because it was being investigated for illegally dumping oily water) will soon be leaving.

The Duluth News Tribune reports the U.S. Coast Guard and the ship, called the Cornelia, reached an agreement on Thursday – and the ship (plus all 19 crew members) will get to head out Friday.

According to Friday's schedule on Duluthboats.com, the Cornelia is expected to leave between noon and 2 p.m.

The U.S. Coast Guard previously said the ship was being investigated for possible environmental infractions, specifically dumping oily water. They don't think it happened in Duluth however.

There was concern the ship would get stuck there all winter.

Until Thursday, the U.S. had not been specific about the possible environmental infractions being investigated.

Duluthboats.com says the Cornelia was at the Calumet Fueling Station Thursday.

The Duluth Shipping News website had said she was helped over there by a couple of other tugs (named Kentucky and Arkansas) on Wednesday.

Here's video of it coming in, via DuluthHarborCam.com.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2SHW0d1QZI

If you want to see some photos of the Cornelia from Wednesday, check out the Duluth Shipping News story.

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