In St. John’s, 2 ships go bump in the night
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 2, 2008 11:38 AM NT
A Canadian Coast Guard vessel was struck in St. John’s Harbour on New Year’s Day when a transport ship bumped into it. The 224-metre container ship Cabot slipped its moorings in the harbour and then drifted into the coast guard vessel.
Crews manage to drop an anchor from the Cabot to stop the ship from drifting further. Oceanex, the company that owns the Cabot, had no comment on Wednesday, pending an investigation.
The incident happened around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.