July 6, 2022

The Queens County Citizen

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[EN IMAGES] A ship stranded on the St. Lawrence River

[EN IMAGES] A ship stranded on the St. Lawrence River

A large ship carrying chemicals stranded on the St. Lawrence River since last night has been blocking sea traffic.

[EN IMAGES]    A ship stranded on the St. Lawrence River

Theory Lawforce / QMI Agency

The Chem Hydra, Nicholas Poyer-Quessnell, Dorr, measuring 144 meters, was trapped in a shallow area near the Saint-Catherine locks from 12:35 a.m. “especially due to a problem with the engine” which caused it to deviate from its trajectory. The word of St. Lawrence Seaway.

“All the staff members are there [en sécurité]. There is no water coming into the boat, ”he said in an interview Log.

[EN IMAGES]    A ship stranded on the St. Lawrence River

Theory Lawforce / QMI Agency

The situation disrupted maritime traffic, but “some boats” were affected, according to Mr Poier-Questnell.

Chemical products

The ship was built in 2009 Chem Hydra According to sites that track shipping traffic, it carries chemicals and petroleum products and travels to the port of Hamilton on the camel.

But Mr. Poyer-Quessnell wants to reassure. “It’s a C double hull, so it’s very safe,” he argues, “no pollution reported.”

[EN IMAGES]    A ship stranded on the St. Lawrence River

Theory Lawforce / QMI Agency

It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.

At the end of Friday, tugs were on site to carry out a reflotting operation to move the ship and put it back at sea.

[EN IMAGES]    A ship stranded on the St. Lawrence River

Theory Lawforce / QMI Agency