Vessel Collides with Freighter


On August 5, a ship was reportedly involved in a minor collision after it collided with a lock.

What happened?

The tall ship ‘Empire Sandy’ was involved in a minor collision when it collided with Lock 8 in Port Colborne.

Eyewitness account:

Arron Jeavons, was on deck when the ship described that the vessel hit right side of the lock 8 hard after entering and then reportedly hit the back of a fighter identified as INA, a bulk cargo ship.

Investigation underway:

The officials at St.Lawrence Seaway have initiated investigation to determine the cause of the collision.

Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident and no oil spill was reported.

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Source: Welland Tribune


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