The 243 meter long,43618 dwt container ship MSC Monica ran aground on the St. Lawrence river near Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent, Quebec. The MSC Monica had departed from Montreal when it ran hard aground after it had suffered rudder failure. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Three tugs arrived on scene and refloated the MSC Monica the following day. The MSC Monica proceeded to Quebec City for inspection. Only minimal damage was reported.