Nordika Desgagnes bulk carrier

Bulk Carrier Under Tow After Losing Steering Off Nova Scotia

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March 16, 2018

The bulk carrier MV Nordika Desgagnes after losing steering off Nova Scotia, March 15, 2018. Photo: Canadian Coast Guard

A 143-meter bulk carrier is under tow back to port after losing steering off Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

The vessel, the Barbados-flagged Nordika Desgagnes, was sailing from Montreal on Thursday when it suffered a steering gear failure, requiring the vessel to be towed.

The Canadian Coast Guard Ship Sir Wilfred Grenfell was on scene providing assistance.

MV Nordika Desgagnes
MV Nordika Desgagnes under tow. Photo: Canadian Coast Guard

The owner of the Nordika Desgagnes contracted a tug to tow the Nordika Desgagnes to port. The vessel was under tow to Cape Breton as of Friday, the Canadian Coast Guard reported Friday.

The CCGS Sir Wilfred Grenfell has been relieved by CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent.

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