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 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 186 meter long, 26735 dwt bulk carrier Mandarin became disabled on the St. Lawrence River near Massena, New York. The Mandarin was proceeding upstream from Montreal bound for Toronto when it suffered engine failure. The crew was able to maintain control of the vessel, but the vessel had to berth at the Eisenhower Lock to make repairs. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.