CCGS Ann Harvey Under Tow Five Days After Grounding

CCGS Ann Harvey under tow to St. Johns, NL, April 6, 2015. Photo: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
CCGS Ann Harvey under tow to St. Johns, NL, April 6, 2015. Photo: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

The Canadian Coast Guard buoy tender Ann Harvey began its trek home Monday evening 5 days after running aground off the southern coast of Newfoundland.

As of Monday morning, crews were working to complete welding work to repair a small puncture in the ship’s stern before her departure from Connaire Bay near Burgeo, NL, where the vessel ran aground on April 1.

According to an update late Monday from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, CCGS Ann Harvey departed Monday evening under tow by the CCGS Teleost. The vessel is headed for St. John’s Newfoundland, a 300 mile trip that is expected to take about two days.

Involved in the response and repair operations have been crews from the HMCS Charlottetown and CCGS Louis St. Laurent. All 26 crew of the Ann Harvey have remained onboard during the repair work and now the tow.

The tow will be escorted part by the CCGS Louis St. Laurent, followed CCGS G. Jackman and CCGS Cape Roger.