The 656 foot long bulk freighter Orsula went aground on Lake Ontario off Tibbetts Point, New York. The bulker was en route to Montreal from Duluth with 21,000 tons of wheat when it was awaiting to enter the St. Lawrence River. The river had more than 20 vessels queued due to an early freeze. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Local divers were requested and surveyed the vessel for any hull damage. Tug and barges from Kingston have been dispatched to help lighter the Orsula. Reports state the bulker has until December 30 before the St. Lawrence Seaway closes for the navigation season.
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