Polish bulk carrier aground in St. Lawrence river, NY
Bulk carrier Juno ran hard aground under Thousand Islands Bridge in the St. Lawrence River near Alexandria Bay, N.Y., at around 0100 LT Apr 20 while proceeding to Toronto with cargo of sugar. Vessel didn’t contact the bridge. Vessel suffered breach or breaches, water ingress in forepeak, slight portside list developed. Reportedly traffic in the area is closed. Grounding was caused by steering failure. At 0400 UTC Apr 21 vessel was still aground.