The 144 meter long, 17095 dwt tanker Chem Norma ran aground on the St. Lawrence River near Montreal, Quebec. The Chem Norma had departed from Montreal headed for Sarnia when it grounded near Morrisburg, Ontario. The tanker had suffered steering failure and grounded just outside the navigation channel. Authorities were contacted and inspected the vessel for damage. A survey found no water ingress or pollution released. Reports state the Chem Norma will be refloated assisted by tugs if necessary. No reports of injuries.
The 223 meter long bulk carrier John B. Aird ran aground on St. Lawrence River near Morrisburg, Ontario. The bulk carrier had run on to Doran Shoal sustaining some hull damage on the starboard side amidships. Divers were requested and some underwater repair work was conducted. No reports of injuries or pollution released. A tug was requested to help refloat the vessel. The John B. Aird was en route to Sept Iles with a cargo of slag.