Tanker loaded with Bacardi Rum blocked the channel, Montreal
Great Lakes and Seaway Shipping reports: The tanker Jo Spirit, downbound with a cargo of alcohol, lost power and ran up on the north side of the Seaway channel near the CP lift bridge in Kahnawake, near Montreal sometime after 5 a.m. Oct 19. No damage was reported, but the ship is blocking the channel and is still without power as they wait for assistance from tugs. Jo Spirit normally carries crude alcohol for Bacardi Rum.
4 p.m. update - The tugs Ocean Intrepide and Ocean Georgie Bain arrived on site at about 1:45 p.m. and were expected to escorted or tow the tanker sometime after 4 p.m.
Tanker Jo Spirit, moved channel open
5 p.m. - The tanker Jo Spirit left under its own power with the two Ocean tugs escorting on either side, one at the bow starboard, one port aft.