The 740-foot  motor vessel ran aground while transiting downbound the St. Lawrence River en route to Quebec City.

The vessel was carrying a load of iron ore at the time, the US Coast Guard added.

There was some water intake on vessel at a slow rate, but there were no injuries or pollution reported.

In an attempt to lighten the ship and refloat it, around 5,000 tonnes of its cargo were lightered off. Eventually, six days after the incident, on October 12, the ship was refloated with tug assistance. According to source,s five tugs assisted to bring the vessel back to deeper water.

The grounding led to temporary speed restrictions, while short halts were applied for the salvage effort.