Fire in engine room
In the morning of Feb 27, 2023, a fire broke out in the engine room of the 'Algoma Discovery' on the Welland Canal in Port Colborne, Ontario, during routine winter maintenance activities. Upon their arrival, fire fighters found that the crew had disembarked and were without injuries. Heavy smoke had filled the engine room, and a small fire was encountered by the crews. The ship’s own fire suppression system had activated. Firefighters boarded the ship using an aerial ladder to access the stern, others were preparing a water supply from the canal. Smoke could be seen billowing from the ship’s stack not long after the fire fighters had arrived. The situation was under control as ventilation was taking place around 10:30 a.m. The ship has been tied up in Port Colborne since early January for winter lay-up. Report with photo: https://gcaptain.com/engine-room-fire-on-algoma-discovery-in-winter-lay-up/
Bottom touch on Welland Canal
The 'Algoma Discovery', en route from Port Weller, made bottom contact in pos. 42 53 07 N, 079 14 93 W, above Lock 8 of the Welland Canal off Port Colborne, Ontario, on Nov 30, 2022, at 07.12 a.m. EST. The vessel docked at the south wall of Lock to wait for divers to do an inspection of damages. It berthed in Detroit on Dec 1.
Pump failure in Lake Huron
The "Algoma Discovery" suffered a main engine fuel pump failure, while navigating in Lake Huron, in position 43 52 07.8 N, 82 23 14.4 W, on Aug 27, 2018, at 02.25 a,m. The crew carried out the repairs and the vessel later resumed its voyage from Two Harbors to Sault Ste. Marie.Upload News