The salvage of the "Océan Uanaaq" which sank on Apr 1, 2016, at the construction site of the new Champlain Bridge was due to start on May 26. The operation could take two to three days. The shipwreck occurred about 300 meters of the west pier near L'Île-des-Sœurs. The crew of two was saved. The reasons are not yet known. Excavation work at the base of the new bridge was temporarily suspended at the site after the sinking.