Grounded ship in St. Lawrence Seaway freed Saturday night
Monday, January 1, 2018 - 11:57 am

Workers continued to inspect the Pacific Huron Sunday. The ship ran aground in the Seaway last Wednesday and was freed from its position Saturday night. Photo by David Thorne.

WELLESLEY ISLAND — The motor vessel Pacific Huron was successfully re-floated Saturday evening from its grounded position in the St. Lawrence Seaway near Wellesley Island, said a press release from the U.S. Coast Guard.

Under the direction of the Donjon-Smit salvage master, two Canadian tugs, the Evans McKeil and the Ocean A. Simard, successfully removed the Pacific Huron from its aground position Saturday night at approximately 8 p.m.

There were no reports of any injuries or pollution observed.

A pilot was put aboard the motor vessel to safely navigate the vessel to its anchorage location at Mason Point.

Divers were to conduct their underwater hull survey Sunday morning and the classification society were planning to inspect the Pacific Hurons propulsion system as well.

The forward portion of the 623-foot motor vessel ran aground late Wednesday evening, Dec. 27.