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 June 19, the 294 meter long container ship MSC Fabienne ran aground on the St. Lawrence River just downriver from Montreal, Canada. The MSC Fabienne had departed from Montreal en route to Gioia Tauro when it suffered engine failure. Without power, the vessel drifted until ran aground. River traffic was obstructed a short time until tugs were able to free the vessel later that night. The tugs towed the MSC Fabienne where it could be moored while No reports of injuries or pollution released.
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.