The second tug has not been identified. The current was also believed to be a factor.
The incidents are the latest to hit the Saint Lawrence Seaway in a matter of days. On Thursday, thirty people were injured when the cruise ship Saint Laurent struck a bumper in the Eisenhower Lock, suspending navigation for 42 hours.
Then on Sunday, the 30,000 DWT bulk carrier MV Tundra ran hard aground near Summerstown, Ontario just hours after the waterway reopened to ship traffic. The vessel remained aground as of Monday evening.
The Lac Manitoba is owned and operated by Nadro Marine Services.
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