Tugs have been dispatched by Canada’s Transportation Safety Board to Deschaillons-sur-Saint-Laurent in Quebec – some 190 km northeast of Montreal – where a containership ran aground yesterday.
The MSC Monica, a ship that plies the St. Lawrence river regularly, ran hard aground yesterday morning after it drifted from the fairway when its rudder stopped working. Efforts will be made to shift the vessel today. It is not disrupting traffic.
In 2008, another ship from the same company, MSC Sabrina, grounded in the same area.