On December 20, the 194 meter long, 18602 dwt bulk carrier Ojibway ran aground on the St. Lawrence River near Lisbon, New York. The bulk carrier had run aground just above the Iroquois Lock near Sparrowhawk Point. All traffic near the scene was halted until the vessel could be freed later the same day. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Ojibway was built by Defoe Shipbuilding in Bay City, Michigan in 1952.
On July 7, the 194 meter long, 18602 dwt bulk carrier Ojibway caught fire on Lake Huron at Sarnia, Ontario. The fire started in the vessel’s galley and quickly intensified. Local fire fighters were requested and were able to extinguish the blaze a short time later. No reports of injuries to the 24 crew, but one fire fighter sustained injuries and taken to hospital for treatment. Reports state the Ojibway sustained damage around $100,000 (Canadian Dollars).