Oil tanker runs aground on St. Lawrence River

Photo courtesy of Multu Yetlen

Photo courtesy of Multu Yetlen

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:49 PM ET

QUEBEC CITY — An oil tanker was freed Tuesday after running aground near Quebec City early in the morning, officials said.

The 161-metre Halit Bey, a Turkish vessel, did not spill any of its fertilizer cargo into the St. Lawrence River, says the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.

Spokeswoman Julie Leroux told QMI Agency that the ship was continuing its voyage southwest to Trois-Rivieres, Que.

Maritime tracking websites said the 12,600-tonne tanker was en route to Quebec City following previous stops in the Netherlands.

The sites said the Halit Bey is owned by VBG Shipping & Trading of Istanbul Turkey and is registered in the Marshall Islands.


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