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Petcoke bulker grounds in Gulf of St. Lawrence

Oct 12, 2017 09:27 AM

The TSB is investigating after SBI Carioca hits a shoal at its destination in New Brunswick

Courtesy CBC News

(BELLEDUNE, New Brunswick) — The Transportation Safety Board of Canada is (TSB) investigating after a bulk carrier ran aground in the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Wednesday morning, CBC News reported.

The 751-foot SBI Carioca was carrying about 65,000 metric tonnes of petcoke when it hit a shoal at the entrance of the northeastern New Brunswick village, which was its destination, shortly before 8 a.m. The ship's hull was not breached and no pollution was reported.

Two TSB investigators from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia were expected to arrive at the scene Wednesday night. The Marshall Islands-flagged bulker was sailing from Norfolk, Va.

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