Engine failure near Pointe-Lalonde
The "Flevoborg" suffered a failure of its main engine on Lac St.Francois, 0.75 miles southeast of Pointe-Lalonde, Quebec, in position 45 12 12.8 N, 74 18 01 W, on Sep 9, 2019, at 8.30 p.m. The vessel subsequently anchored near buoy D17 to carry out repairs. It left Montreal on Sep 10 at 4.30 a.m. and headed to Cleveland, ETA Sep 12.
Grounding on St. Lawrence River
On June 21, 2017, the "Flevoborg" ran aground on the St. Lawrence River in front of Sainte-Croix in Lotbinière on the south side of the fairway. The ship was coming from Montreal, where it had sailed at 7.15 a.m. carrying a cargo of maize, and was heading eastwards bound to Warrenpoint, when the engines failed and it got stuck. The vessel did not interfere with passing ship traffic. With the help of tugs, the rising tide and pumping water from the ballasts tanks, the ship managed to refloat by itself in the early evening. As the engines were still not working, the "Flevoborg" was towed to Quebec for repairs, where it berthed around 11.30 p.m. French reports with photos: http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1041030/navire-echoue-fleuve-saint-laurent-lotbiniere-remorquage-flevoborg http://www.sympatico.ca/actualites/nouvelles/regions/quebec/le-navire-flevoborg-remorque-jusqu-au-port-de-quebec-apres-s-etre-echoue-1.2711060
Fire response lasted eight hours
Dozens of firefighters, six pumping appliances and a fire boat with a total of 43 firefighters were alerted on Nov 5, 2015, at 8.26 a.m. and spent hours extinguishing the fire inside the wood pellet cargo of the "Flevoborg". The fire boat was used to transport officers onto the cargo ship after the overheating cargo led to a major alert soon after its arrival at the Port of Tyne. The overheating of pellets on board was spotted when the cargo holds of the ship were opened. Crews unloaded some 100 tonnes of smouldering pellets and left them cooling on the dockside. Port operations remained unaffected while the fire service attended the incident. A scaled down fire service response remained at the Port of Tyne until about 5 p.m. Report with photos: http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/local-news/massive-emergency-response-to-fire-alert-on-ship-carrying-11-000-tonnes-of-wood-pellets-in-port-of-tyne-1-7554167#ixzz3qtoBohzaUpload News