The 245 meter long, 40972 dwt container ship OOCL Belgium became stranded in ice in the Strait of Belle Isle off the Labrador coast of Canada. The container ship was en route to Europe from Montreal when it became stuck in thick ice. The vessel requested assistance with an icebreaker dispatched to the scene. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Reports state that vessels usually take alternative routes as it is common to find the heavy ice in the area during this time of the year.