On June 19, the 294 meter long container ship MSC Fabienne ran aground on the St. Lawrence River just downriver from Montreal, Canada. The MSC Fabienne had departed from Montreal en route to Gioia Tauro when it suffered engine failure. Without power, the vessel drifted until ran aground. River traffic was obstructed a short time until tugs were able to free the vessel later that night. The tugs towed the MSC Fabienne where it could be moored while No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 107 meter long, 6285 dwt chemical tanker Jo Spirit ran aground on the St. Lawrence River near Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The tanker had suffered engine failure while proceeding int the South Shore Canal. Without power, the Jo Spirit veered off course and struck the canal embankment. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Traffic in the area on the incident was halted on the St. Lawrence River. Two tugs were dispatched to the scene to refloat the tanker. The Jo Spirit was en route to Cuxhaven from Hamilton with a cargo of rum.
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.