News

Coast guard working to retrieve drifting tanker carrying 8 million litres of petroleum

Coast guard working to retrieve drifting tanker carrying 8 million litres of petroleum
Canada
PORT AUX BASQUES, N.L. -- The Canadian Coast Guard is monitoring a tanker carrying eight million litres of refined petroleum and additional fuel that lost steering off the southwest coast of Newfoundland on Thursday morning.

The Jana Desgagnes sustained damage to its rudder southwest of Port aux Basques while en route to Montreal.

The coast guard said in a statement Friday that no pollution has been released and the vessel and its 17 crew are not in immediate danger.

Coast guard ice breakers arrived on the scene Thursday night and have remained in the area since then.

Ice conditions have slowed the recovery process but a commercial tugboat is en route and officials say the plan is to tow the vessel to port in Sydney, N.S.
Read more on CTVnews
News Topics :
Similar Articles :
Canada
PORT AUX BASQUES, N.L.—The Canadian Coast Guard is monitoring a tanker carrying eight million litres of refined petroleum and additional fuel that lost steering off the southwest coast of Newfoundland...
Canada
SYDNEY, N.S. The Canadian Coast Guard says six crew members have been safely rescued from a tanker that ran aground off Nova Scotia. Anne Miller, a regional director with...
Canada
The Arca 1 grounded just north of Sydney Mines on Sunday after losing engine power, and its six member crew was rescued later that day. Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc, who is...
Canada
SYDNEY, N.S. A senior coast guard official says he s very optimistic a second effort to pull a grounded tanker off a sandy bottom in a Cape Breton bay...
Canada
A senior coast guard official is optimistic a second effort to tow the Arca 1 will be successful. The tanker ran aground off of Cape Breton just north of Sydney...