Coast Guard responds to grounded vessel in St. Lawrence Seaway

united states coast guard 

News Release  

December 28, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard 9th District Great Lakes
Contact: Lt. j.g. Kyle Maxey
Office: (716) 843-9521

Coast Guard responds to grounded vessel in St. Lawrence Seaway


BUFFALO, New York — The U.S. Coast Guard and the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation are responding to the motor vessel Pacific Huron, loaded with soybean, that ran aground late Wednesday in the Saint Lawrence Seaway near Wellesley Island, New York.

The forward portion of the 623-foot motor vessel is aground and their stern anchor is deployed.

The vessel is 1,000 feet outside of the channel. There are no reported injuries to the crew, and no reported leaks, pollution, or flooding on the vessel.

The seaway is continuing to manage traffic around the vessel through the navigation channel.

Inspectors from the SLSDC, the Canadian St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation and a marine inspector from the Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Massena, New York will board the Pacific Huron as soon as possible to conduct their initial investigation and additional assessments will be made.

Media interested in additional information should contact Lt. jg. Kyle Maxey, Sector Buffalo Public Affairs Officer, at (716) 843-9521.