A large ship loaded with chemicals sank in the St. Lawrence River overnight from Thursday to Friday, blocking sea traffic.
The Cem HydraNicholas Bourier-Quisnell explained that the 144m, which was trapped in the shallows near the St. Catherine’s lock from 12:35 a.m., “deviated from its course” primarily due to a problem with the boat’s engine. Spokesman for St. Lawrence Seaway.
“All team members are safe. There was no water in the boat, ” he said.
The situation is disrupting maritime traffic, but “some boats” have been affected, Mr said. Says Borier-Quessnell.
Built in 2009, The Cem Hydra Carries chemicals and petroleum products and sails to the port of Hamilton in Ontario, according to maritime traffic monitoring sites.
However, Mr. Poirier-Quesnel wanted to promise. “It’s a dual-hull total carrier, so it’s very safe,” he argued, stressing that “no pollution has been reported.”
However, it is not known if the boat was damaged in this situation.
By Friday evening, the boat had been towed and traffic was expected to begin soon, St. Lawrence Seaway said.
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