The 200 meter long, 34168 dwt freighter Orsula went aground on the St. Lawrence River near Becancour, Quebec, Canada. The Orsula had become disabled after a rudder failure causing the bulk carrier to go aground. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Orsula was proceeding only in ballast at the time of the incident. Reports states the Orsula should be refloated after a salvage has been submitted by the owners.