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Deployment notice

TSB deploys team of investigators to the Port of Montreal following the loss of steering and subsequent grounding of a cargo vessel

Quebec, Quebec, 5 July 2022 — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to the Port of Montreal, Quebec. On 28 June 2022 the general cargo BBC ARKHANGELSK, while under the conduct of a pilot, reported having steering gear issues and ran aground in the St. Lawrence Seaway near Rivière-Beaudette, Quebec. Following the grounding, the vessel was successfully refloated and transited to the Port of Montréal. No injuries or pollution was reported. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence.

The TSB is an independent agency that investigates air, marine, pipeline, and rail transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

For more information, contact:
Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Media Relations
Telephone: 819-360-4376