General cargo vessel JAN VAN GENT grounding, St. Lawrence river
General cargo vessel JAN VAN GENT ran aground in Lake Saint-Pierre, St. Lawrence river, south of Yamachiche, in the morning Apr 9, stranding off fairway after engine and steering failure. Vessel was ballasting to Hamilton, Lake Ontario. JAN VAN GENT was refloated at around 1700 LT with the help of tugs, proceeded up the river and docked in Montreal for the inspection. At 0730 UTC Apr 10 she was in the same position.