Welland Canal Collision
On July 11, the 138 meter long, 12744 dwt cargo vessel Alanis and the 136 meter long, 14001 dwt cargo vessel Florence Spirit collided on the Welland Canal near the anchorage off Port Robinson. Both vessels were passing each other when they struck on their starboard sides and sustained significant damage. The Florence Spirit was driven up on the west bank while the Alanis ended up on the east bank. Reports state no reports of injuries or pollution released on either vessel.
The Florence Spirit loaded with coal while the Alanis was loaded with a cargo of wind turbines. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident. Vessels on the Welland Canal typically pass on port not starboard.