Container ship MSC Monica hard aground on St. Lawrence River

By Accidents

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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Image: Adrien Duval

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.

Source: fleetmon.com