BOSTON (AP) – The U.S. Coast Guard says a 388-foot freighter dragged its anchor and ran aground in the east passage of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay.

The Netherlands-flagged Alexandergracht was carrying a cargo of yachts and scrap metal when the mishap occurred Sunday.

There have not been any reports of damage or pollution from the vessel. The crew asked for Coast Guard assistance around 12:50 p.m.

The Coast Guard says its 41-foot boat crew from Castle Hill, R.I., and Coast Guard marine inspectors are on scene with the vessel. Two commercial tugs are also there.

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