Thursday, March 31, 2011

Traffic 'on' All of Montreal Bridges is bad.......but Under it Too......

   Not only did this ship run aground in the Seaway,but he managed to turn it sideways ,as well..........effectively blocking the Seaway to all traffic 'coming & going'


MONTREAL - A commercial vessel has run aground in the St. Lawrence Seaway.

The ship, a container vessel identified as the BBC Steinhoeft, ran aground in the seaway between the Jacques Cartier and Victoria bridges early Thursday. It was reportedly destined for Philadelphia.

The 138-metre vessel was not only aground, but stretched across the entire width of the seaway, blocking the route to all other ships.

It appears no one was injured, and Transport Canada spokesperson Josianne Martel said none of the ship's 1,000 tons of cargo spilled into the river. It remains unclear how long it will take to move the ship out of the way and allow ship traffic to resume.

"We're working on it," Martel said. "We have an inspector on board the ship now ... we should getting an update soon."

More to come.              .Cheers !! HF&RV


pauline garneau said...
Just a few more pictures on CJAD radio site

Les F said...

thanks pony, I too just added a few more that just appeared in the Gazette story ,which were not there initially.................Cheers !! HF&RV