Reklam
Reklam
Reklam
Reklam
Reklam

MSC Monica aground on St. Lawrence River

Boxship "MSC Monica"aground Friday morning on the St. Lawrence River near Saint-Laurent, between Bécancour and Levis.

MSC Monica aground on St. Lawrence River

Boxship "MSC Monica"aground Friday morning on the St. Lawrence River near Saint-Laurent, between Bécancour and Levis.

MSC Monica aground on St. Lawrence River
22 January 2016 - 22:02

Boxship "MSC Monica"aground Friday morning on the St. Lawrence River near Saint-Laurent, between Bécancour and Levis.
The "MSC Monica" left Montreal at dawn and headed for the ocean. Around 8 pm, the ship had a rudder problem and ran aground near the shore, south of the channel.
According to preliminary observations, there is no trace of oil around the ship and sailors are safe, always on board. "Our teams have toured the ship and found no leakage and no pollution, said Michel Plamondon, spokesman for the Canadian Coast Guard, QMI Agency. The other good news is that the ship is aground outside the channel, does not interfere with navigation. "
The Coast Guard, however, asked the other ships traveling on the river to reduce speed in the area. It now awaits the bailout plan proposed by the owner of the vessel.
"It is too early to determine how and when the ship will be refloated, added Mr. Plamondon.
Moreover, we do not yet know what caused the rudder problem that caused the incident. "
The refloating of the vessel 242 meters could take several days.
In 2008, a ship of the same company has also failed, near Trois-Rivières. The "MSC Sabrina", had waited a month before being refloated.

This news 6436 hits received.

COMMENTS

  • 0 Comment