Algoma Spirit, a 217-metre bulk carrier, ran aground on May 16 east of the Seaway International Bridge in Cornwall, Ontario. The grounding occurred at about 4 p.m. local time. The Canadian inland vessel was laden with grain.
Photo: Steve Geronazzo
The incident caused neither injuries nor pollution, only the traffic in the area was suspended about 10 minutes later until May 18 at about 12:45 a.m. local time.
Algoma Spirit was refloated on Sunday evening and being escorted by two tugs, the vessel reached St.-Zotique Anchorage where Transport Canada will conduct further assessment of the bulk carrier.