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VIDEO: Dramatic collision between two vessels on Welland Canal

PortandTerminal.com, July 12, 2020

TORONTO, ONTARIO – An investigation is underway following a dramatic collision between two cargo vessels in the Welland Canal.

The incident occurred around 4 p.m. Saturday near Port Robinson when the dry bulk cargo ship Alanis, which was carrying windmill parts to Duluth, Minnesota, collided during a passing maneuver with the Florence Spirit, which was carrying coal on its way to Quebec.

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The Welland Canal is a ship canal in Ontario, Canada, connecting Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. It forms a key section of the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes Waterway.

A spokesperson with the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation says no one was injured and no cargo was spilled as a result of the crash.

The canal remains open and traffic on the canal was uninterrupted.

The Alanis is currently docked at Port Colborne while the Florence Spirit is docked in Thorold while an investigation attempts to determine the circumstances that led to the crash.

The Transportation Safety Board said on Sunday they are deploying an investigation team to the scene to look into the incident.

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