The 199 meter long ro-ro passenger/cargo vessel Highlander became stuck in ice in the Cabot Strait. The Highlander was en route to Port aux Basques from North Sydney with 190 passengers when it got stuck in thick ice. The vessel requested assistance with the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis St. Laurent arriving a short time later. The icebreaker was able to break a path through the ice and both vessels proceeded to Port aux Basques. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.