The 143 meter long cargo vessel Jan Van Gent ran aground on the St. Lawrence River on Lake Saint-Pierre near Yamachiche, Quebec, Canada. The Jan Van Gent was headed to Hamilton, Ontario in ballast when it suffered engine and steering failure. The cargo vessel drifted out of the fairway and ran aground. Tugs were dispatched to the scene and refloated the Jan Van Gent later the same day. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Jan Van Gent proceeded to Montreal for surveys.
The 243 meter long,43618 dwt container ship MSC Monica ran aground on the St. Lawrence river near Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent, Quebec. The MSC Monica had departed from Montreal when it ran hard aground after it had suffered rudder failure. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Three tugs arrived on scene and refloated the MSC Monica the following day. The MSC Monica proceeded to Quebec City for inspection. Only minimal damage was reported.
The 138 meter long, 12700 dwt cargo vessel BBC Maple Lea ran aground on Lake Saint-Louis near Île Saint-Nicolas, Quebec. The BBC Maple Lea sustained damage to its bow thruster releasing some oil into the water. No reports of injuries. Tugs were dispatched to the scene and the cargo vessel was freed the following day. Reports state the BBC Maple Lea was loaded with a cargo of scrap.