The "Damia Desgagnés" was refloated and towed to a quay at Prescott in eastern Ontario in the morning of June 17 to allow inspectors from the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) to investigate the reasons for the grounding. The ship, carrying 13,000 tonnes of petroleum products ran aground in the night of June 15 at 10.40 p.m. in the Morrisburg area between Cornwall and Brockville, Ontario. The tanker was coming from Montrealand bound to Nanticoke, Ontario. Once the salvage was completed, the St. Lawrence Seaway was able to reopen, leaving the passage free to all ships in the area. For unknown reasons, the tanker had suffered a breakdown of its propulsion system. Three TSB investigators were dispatched to take photographs and interview the company's employees and witnesses. The ship's builder was also on the scene to conduct its own investigation. The ship was new, having entered service only at the end of March. Report with photo: http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1040273/navire-echoue-pres-morrisburg-remorque
Grounding on St. Lawrence River
The "Damia Desgagnes" ran aground in the early afternoon June 16, 2017, at 3 a.m. on the St. Lawrence River east of the Iroquois Lock. The tanker was sailing upstream bound from Montreal to Nanticoke. The grounding occurred because of a mechanical issue and the ship was resting against the side of the channel. No pollution and no injuries. The vessel currently had one tug on station and another tug was en route. Once the second tug has arrived, they pulled the vessel back into the channel. Until then, vessel traffic had been halted on the Seaway. There was a higher water flow, but the grounding had nothing to do with the high water flows.
Repsol and Enagás carry out Europe’s first LNG bunkering operation from a regasification plant
For the first time in Europe, Repsol and Enagás have supplied liquefied natural gas (LNG) directly from a regasification plant to a ship for use as fuel. The success of the operation, which lasted five hours, was made possible by the collaboration between Repsol and Enagás: with Repsol supplying bunkering services, and Enagás as infrastructure manager, supplying technical and human resources at their regasification plant in Cartagena. The operation, the first of its kind in Europe, is known as bunkering pipe-to-ship and was carried out using flexible cryogenic hoses that connect the ship directly to the terminal. The vessel Damia Desgagnés received 370m3 of LNG. This amount represents the largest bunkering operation to date, both for Spain and Repsol, whose previous operations of up to 320m3 were handled by tanker trucks. The Canadian vessel Damia Desgagnés, built in Turkey, is 135 m long and 23 m wide with a double hull. Its most notable feature is that it can operate using any of three types of fuel: fuel oil, marine diesel oil or LNG. Using LNG as fuel helps improve air quality. LNG is an eco-friendly fuel as it does not generate sulfur oxides (SOx) or particulate (PM) emissions. It also involves substantially reduced CO2 and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. These characteristics allow it to meet increasingly demanding environmental regulations and emissions-reduction targets. https://www.lngindustry.com/liquid-natural-gas/24042017/repsol-and-enags-carry-out-europes-first-lng-bunkering-operation-from-a-regasification-plant/Upload News