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."
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