BBC ship runs aground in Canada

A multipurpose vessel of German shipping company BBC Chartering had run aground in Canadian waters on June 30th. With the help of tugs, the Canadian coastguard was able to refloat the BBC Oregon the next day. The vessel has been towed to a nearby anchorage for further investigation.

The BBC Oregon had run aground in Bay Bulls Harbour in Newfoundland and Labrador, while it was on its way from Houston to Bay Bulls in Canada.

It is yet unclear what caused the grounding, but the Canadian coastguard has reported that the CCGS Edward Cornwallis and the tug Beverley M successfully towed the BBC Oregon off its grounding location to a safe anchorage in the harbour.

There were no injuries or pollution during the incident and no serious damage to the vessel has been reported. According to AIS data, the vessel is still at anchor in Bay Bulls Harbour.

Author: Tobias Pieffers

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