Friday, 05 January 2018 13:07

Extreme cold delays Seaway closure

491 Biscay


The  MV Federal Biscay  remains lodged in ice in a lock near Massena and is preventing the St. Lawrence Seaway from closing for the winter. The ship was was heading toward Montreal carrying a shipment of soybeans when it became stuck while only partially inside the Snell Lock on Jan. 1st.  According to a press release from St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, the ship is “immobilized due to the heavy ice build-up on the lock wall as well as on the vessel’s hull”, but there is no damage. Lock hands and a number of tugs have been working to free the ship.

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