General cargo vessel Anna Desgagnes grounded in Saint Lawrence River

Anna Desgagnes shipThe general cargo vessel Anna Desgagnes grounded in Saint Lawrence River, Canada. The vessel was en route from Montreal to Ile aux Coudres, but hit a rocky shallow after failure of a steering gear pump in Varennes area. The cargo ship Anna Desgagnes was refloated with with assistance of two tug and taken under tow to Montreal. The general cargo ship did not suffered damages during grounding, but was detained by local authorities and coast guard for inspection and survey. The cargo vessel Anna Desgagnes was fully inspected and cleared to sail again yesterday July 5, 2016. The ship will delay from the time schedule serious, as it was expected to arrive in Iqaluit until July 23. The cargo ship was loaded with personal supplies for people in Nunavut communities.

During the accident there were no injured people and no water pollution. The investigation for the root cause of the accident in under way.

The general cargo vessel Anna Desgagnes (IMO: 8600507) has overall length of 173.00 m, moulded beam of 23.00 m and maximum draft of 7.70 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 17,850 DWT and the gross tonnage is 15,893 GRT. The general cargo ship was built in 1986 by Nordic Yards Warnemunde in the shipyard in Rostock, Germany. The owner and operator of the vessel is Canadian company Groupe Desgagnes.

  1. Benoit Chassé July 6, 2016, 9:05 pm

    Good day Mr. Petrov,

    We noticed in your post about the Anna Desgagnés that you indicated incorrectly that the cause of the vessel going aground was the engine’s failure and that the vessel suffered underwater breaches. We want to bring to your attention that no water breach occurred and that the cause of the incident was a failure of a steering gear pump. The Anna was fully inspected and cleared to sail again yesterday July 5, 2016.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us should you wish additional information.

    Best regards,

    Benoit Chassé
    Vice-President – Human Resources and Communcations
    Groupe Desgagnés

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