Canadian Coast Guard Responds to Bulk Carrier in Distress Off Newfoundland and Labrador

The Canadian Coast Guard responded to a vessel in distress off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador on Thursday following a report that it was taking on water and losing power. The Coast Guard said it received a distress call from the Panama-flagged M/V Centennial Harmony reporting that it was in need of assistance approximately 90 nautical miles from the Hibernia offshore … [Read more...]

Oil Spill Reported After Tugboat Capsizes Near Vancouver, Canada

The Canadian Coast Guard and other agencies are responding to a tugboat which sank overnight on the Fraser River near Vancouver. The Coast Guard reports that the tug, named George H Ledcor, was towing a loaded barge when it capsized at about 11 p.m. on Monday. The overturned tug is located near Deering Island. An oil spill has been reported in the area. The City of … [Read more...]

Bulk Carrier Under Tow After Losing Steering Off Nova Scotia

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. The owner of … [Read more...]

Canadian Coast Guard Cutter Back in Port After Taking on Water Off Newfoundland

The Canadian Coast Guard patrol cutter CCGS Cygnus arrived safely into St. John's today following reports that it was taking on water a few hundred miles off the coast of Newfoundland. The Canadian Coast Guard confirmed via Twitter that the CCGS experienced water ingress on Thursday while approximately 260 nautical miles east of Newfoundland. The vessel was reported … [Read more...]