A tanker which was carrying refined petroleum products ran aground in the St. Lawrence River near Morrisburg, Ontario, on May 29. The Marshall Islands-flagged Chem Norma was sailing upstream from Montreal to Sarnia.
According to sources, the ship ran aground because of a steering issue while it was navigating westbound in the St. Lawrence Seaway. The vessel was still aground as of May 30, with two tugs attempting to refloat it.
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Neither water ingress, nor pollution were reported, with officials saying that the release of any product is not likely.
The incident did not affect the ship traffic in the St. Lawrence Seaway.
The 17,095 dwt tanker is now heading for Sarnia in southwest Ontario.