Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Transportation Safety Board to Probe Tanker That Ran Aground on St. Lawrence

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Transportation Safety Board to Probe Tanker That Ran Aground on St. Lawrence

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Officials investigate petroleum tanker that ran aground

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MORRISBURG, Ont. - Federal safety officials are trying to determine what caused a ship carrying petroleum products to run aground on the banks of the St. Lawrence River last month.

The tanker Chem Norma was travelling from Amsterdam bound for Sarnia, Ont., when in the early morning hours of May 29 it struck land near Morrisburg, Ont., about 75 km southeast of Ottawa, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada said.

A pair of marine accident investigators boarded the ship on Friday and are expected to make at least some of their findings public by next week, board spokeswoman Sophie Wistaff said.

"We don't deploy to every incident we are alerted of but we did for this one," she said. …

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