MSC Monica Refloated

By Aiswarya Lakshmi
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Photo: Mediterranean Shipping Co

 Panama-flagged container ship MSC Monica, which ran aground on the St. Lawrence River near Saint-Laurent, Quebec city, Canada on January 22, was refloated, according to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB).

 
The 43,618 dwt container vessel was sailing from Montreal to St. Johns in Newfoundland.
 
The Mediterranean Shippgng Co (MSC) company owned ship refloated on Saturday after deballasting 2,000 tons of water and with the assistance of three tugs of Ocean Group, came from Quebec. 
 
The Container ship is currently at the port of Quebec, where it will undergo several inspections. MSC Monica's body was learned that no damage and water ingress.
 
The incident did not cause any disruption to marine traffic, and no pollution was spotted on the scene, the Canadian Coast Guard said.
 
The MSC Monica accident caused no harm to the crew or produce any polluting discharges to water.
 
The ship aground in shallow waters is not unusual. In fact, the Hanjin Aqua suffered a similar incident in December 2015 .
 

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