On August 9, the 122 meter long, 6809 gt tanker-barge Norman McLeod went aground on the St. Lawrence River near Sorel, Quebec. The tanker-barge had been at anchor when the anchor chain broke. The barge drifted away and grounded nearby. Tugs were dispatched and were able to refloat the tanker-barge a short time later. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 164 meter long, 20718 dwt tanker Emanuele S became disabled on the St. Lawrence Seaway near Valleyfield, Quebec. The Emmanuel S suffered a mechanical malfunction with steering and dropped anchor near the Larocque Bridge while en route to Montreal. The crew was unable to make repairs and requested a technician to be flown to the vessel. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 143 meter long, 14595 dwt cargo vessel Flevoborg ran aground on the St. Lawrence River off Sainte Croix, Quebec, Canada. The Flevoborg was headed to Warrenpoint with a cargo of maize from Montreal, Canada when it suffered engine failure and went aground. Tugs were dispatched and was able to refloat the cargo vessel. The Flevoborg was taken under tow back to Foulon Cove for repairs and inspected for damage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.