Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Six Crew Members Rescued after Tanker Runs Aground off Nova Scotia

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Six Crew Members Rescued after Tanker Runs Aground off Nova Scotia

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Crew rescued after tanker runs aground

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SYDNEY, N.S. - The Canadian Coast Guard says six crew members were safely rescued from a tanker that ran aground off Nova Scotia Sunday.

Anne Miller, a regional director with the coast guard's Atlantic region, said the Arca 1 ran aground just north of Sydney Mines around Sunday morning after losing engine power.

Miller said the small tanker was in the Atlantic region en route to Mexico with no cargo on board when it experienced mechanical difficulties.

She said the vessel, which was carrying 15 tonnes of fuel for its own engines, was headed to Sydney to address those issues when it ran aground.

"Relative to what a tanker can carry, 15 tonnes is not a lot," said Miller in a phone interview Sunday.

Miller said a Cormorant helicopter safely removed the six crew members from the ship and brought them to Sydney. …

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