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Whitefish Bay

Whitefish Bay

Whitefish Bay
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On July 12, the 225 meter long, 37,690 dwt self-unloading bulk carrier Whitefish Bay ran aground on the St. Lawrence River off Hamilton Island near Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. The bulk carrier was heading to Beldune, New Brunswick with a cargo of 28000 tons of coal when it suffered a power failure and drifted hard aground. The Whitefish Bay remained aground until the following day when three tugs were able to refloat the vessel and assist it to a nearby anchorage where it was inspected for damage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.

Lena J

Lena J

Lena J

The 152 meter long, 8,388 tonne cargo vessel Lena J allided with a bridge in the Welland Canal at Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada. The Lena J was en route to Burns Harbor, Indiana from Montreal when it struck Bridge 19.  The vessel and bridge sustained damage.  Traffic on the bridge was halted until it could be inspected.  The Lena J was able to proceed to Colborne where it later berthed and inspected for damaged. No reports of injuries and no pollution was released.

Tundra

Tundra

Tundra
Photo: cornwallseawaynews.com

The 185 meter long, 30892 dwt bulk carrier Tundra ran aground on the St. Lawrence River near South Lancaster, Ontario. The Tundra had veered a short distance out of the shipping channel and ran hard aground on a shoal. No reports of injuries. Traffic was halted on the seaway for a short time. The incident occurred just a few hours after the cruise ship Saint Laurent was refloated in a lock a short distance away in Massena. Authorities have deployed a team of investigators to assess the situation. Reports state that two tugs were to dispatched to the scene to help refloat the bulker.