On May 21, the 161 meter long, 17088 tanker Travestern ran aground on the St. Lawrence River (Lake St. Francis) near Cornwall, Ontario. The Travestern was headed to Montreal from Hamilton when it stranded on Lancaster Bar. Two tugs were dispatched to the scene and were able to refloat the tanker a few hours later. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
Authorities state the vessel was escorted to an anchorage near Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec where the tanker will be inspected for damage. The cause of the grounding was not reported.
The 143 meter long, 17,520 dwt cargo vessel Thorco Marjanne allided with a concrete wall on the St. Lawrence River in the port of Ogdensburg, New York. The vessel was being guided by a pilot when he misjudge the approach and struck the concrete wall. The Thorco Marjanne sustained only minor damage to its bulbous bow, but the wall sustained around $20,000 of damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
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.