Maj. Amber Bineau, public affairs officer with the Department of National Defence, said the Centennial Harmony put out a distress call due to taking on water, but gained control of the flooding by the evening hours.


A Hercules aircraft and the Sir Wilfred Grenfell coast guard vessel were dispatched to help the ship but a little later, the Centennial Harmony called down the request for help.

Joint Task Force Atlantic reported the Centennial Harmony was roughly 460 kilometres off St. John's, N.L., in the Grand Banks with when it reported flooding onboard around 2:30 p.m., on November 15.

The ship was getting hit with waves of 18 to 22 metres as a bad storm hit Newfoundland and the waters offshore, according to local reports.

As the Canadian Coast Guard reported, the situation is now stable, while power has been restored. Both the vessel and the crew are safe.

Furthermore, the Joint Task Force Atlantic said that the bulk carrier Centennial Harmony have corrected the deficiencies and does not require any more assistance in the North Atlantic off the province's coast. The vessel is headed south towards its next port of call, as all 21 crew members remained onboard throughout the ordeal and no injuries were reported.