April 22, 2014 4:52 pm

Grounded tanker ship with fertilizer on board back on the St. Lawrence

Halit Bey

Ludwigson

GRONDINES, Que. – A tanker ship that grounded in the St. Lawrence River with fertilizer aboard is back afloat.

A spokesperson for the Transportation Safety Board said that the Halit Bey was back on its way to Trois-Rivieres without causing any apparent pollution.

The cause of Tuesday’s accident is still unclear.

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The 160-metre-long vessel was heading toward Trois-Rivieres when it hit ground near Grondines, a small municipality southwest of Quebec City.

TSB spokesperson Julie Leroux confirmed that three investigators who were sent to the scene are on the ship conducting interviews.

Leroux said that the agency will determine whether there is to be a more in-depth investigation.

The Halit Bey is registered the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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