The 146 meter long, 10385 dwt freighter BBC Chile went aground on the St. Lawrence River near the entrance to the South Shore Canal near Montreal, Quebec. The freighter had gone outside the channel as the vessel was entering Lake St. Louis. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The BBC Chile was refloated the following night with the aid of a few tugs and resume its upbound voyage. Reports state traffic was halted for several hours as the vessel partially blocked the channel.