The container ship MSC Monica ran aground in the morning of Jan 22, 2016, on the St. Lawrence River near Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent, between Bécancour and Lévis.

Container ship MSC Monica hard aground on St. Lawrence River

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The ship had left Montreal at dawn and headed for Saint John. At 8 a.m. local time, it encountered a rudder failure, got out of the fairway and ran aground near the shore.

The Coast Guard dispatched an ice patrol helicopter to check the ship's condition.