Product Tanker Grounds in St. Lawrence Seaway

MT Chem Norma aground at Morrisburg, Ontario, Canada, May 29, 2018. Photo: Twitter/@SeawayNNY

A tanker carrying refined petroleum products is aground in the St. Lawrence River near Morrisburg, Ontario.

Officials say the Marshall Islands-flagged Chem Norma ran aground just after 4 a.m. Tuesday due to a steering issue while navigating westbound in the St. Lawrence Seaway. 

The vessel remained aground as of Wednesday afternoon with two tugs on scene attempting to the refloat it.

No pollution has been reported and officials said a release of any product is unlikely.

Ship traffic in the St. Lawrence Seaway has not been impacted.

The 17,095 dwt Chem Bulk is headed for Sarnia in southwest Ontario, according to AIS ship tracking data.