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Refloating the MSC Sabrina

Refloating the MSC Sabrina

Double operation on the St. Lawrence

Trois-Rivières, March 2008 – The MSC Sabrina, sailing under Panamanian flag, arrives from France just as a storm breaks. Strong winds and poor visibility cause the ship to run aground on muddy shoals in the St. Lawrence off Trois-Rivières.

After three unsuccessful attempts to refloat the ship using four tugs, Ocean lightens the ship by unloading 8,000 tons of merchandise. In the end, five tugs are needed to free the container ship.

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  • Refloating the MSC Sabrina
  • Refloating the MSC Sabrina