German Cargo Ship Freed After Running Aground Near Montreal

A German-flagged heavy-lift cargo ship is now free after running aground Thursday on Lake Saint-Louis, Quebec near Montreal. The 12,700 DWT MV BBC Maple Lea ran aground Thursday morning at about 8 a.m. local time on the Saint Lawrence Seaway in the vicinity of St. Nicholas Island in Ch√Ęteauguay. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) says it has deployed a team … [Read more...]

Canada’s TSB Sends Team to Investigate St. Lawrence River Tug Sinkings

  The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has sent a team of investigators to probe Monday's sinking of two tugboats on the Saint Lawrence River, marking the TSB's second deployment this week in the area. The two tugboats, Lac Manitoba and LCM 131, sank within just a few hours of each other near Cornwall, Ontario. Photos of the Lac Manitoba show the vessel … [Read more...]

Two Tugs Sink on St. Lawrence River Near Cornwall

  Crewmembers are safe after a tugboat capsized and sank on the St. Lawrence River near Cornwall, Ontario after becoming pinned against a barge in strong current. Reports say now a second tug also capsized and sank in the same area, just a few hours later. Reports say that all crew members of the tug Lac Manitoba were able to escape the vessel and are reported to … [Read more...]

Bulk Carrier Runs Hard Aground in Saint Lawrence Seaway

  A Cyprus-flagged bulk carrier ran hard aground on the Saint Lawrence Seaway early Sunday just hours after reopening to vessel traffic following Thursday night's cruise ship mishap in the Eisenhower Lock near Massena, New York. The vessel remained hard aground as of Monday morning. The 30,000 DWT MV Tundra ran aground at approximately 1 a.m. … [Read more...]

Cruise Ship Refloated and Removed from Saint Lawrence Seaway Lock

  The passenger cruise ship Saint Laurent has been safely refloated and removed from the Eisenhower Lock chamber in the Saint Lawrence Seaway following Thursday's allision with a bumper. The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation reports that navigation on the St. Lawrence Seaway resumed at 4 p.m. Saturday and vessels are once again transiting Eisenhower Lock. … [Read more...]