The 190 meter long, 55832 dwt bulk carrier Kure Harbour ran aground in Placentia Bay near Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. The Kure Harbour was lifting its anchor when strong winds caused the bulk carrier to be pushed aground. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
A Canadian Coast Guard vessel was on site and a pollution response team was headed to the scene. Multiple tugs were also on scene and have attached towlines to the bulk carrier. The tugs plan to pull the Kure Harbour free on the next high tide.
Reports state the vessel was in good shape and no reports of water ingress. The Kure Harbour had some 580 tonnes of fuel oil on board at the time of the grounding.