This footage of the canal collision contains adult language. Email Sign Up. Click for more FreightWaves/American Shipper articles by Kim Link-Wills. (Dan Taekema/CBC) A man is dead and a woman critically injured, police say, after a vehicle crashed into the Welland Canal. The vessels Alanis … An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon and try again An investigation is underway following a dramatic crash between two vessels in the Welland Canal. Get your daily Thorold news briefing. In audio accompanying the videos provided to FreightWaves by witnesses Jeremy Barton and Alex Stewart, an alarm is followed by the sounds of metal meeting metal. Box 500 Station A Toronto, ON Canada, M5W 1E6. Investigators are now working to determine how the two ships came to collide. ", "It's a routine passage. Family-owned dship Carriers was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. I was following along boat boats on the black one was going 9.9kn and the red one was going 1.2kn which was weird cause they usually go faster then that. Comments are welcome while open. A 446-foot cargo ship built in 2005, the Florence Spirit was en route to Quebec City with a load of coal at the time of the collision. No one was injured, and there was no fuel spill or other environmental impact, he said. "We don't know if it's a mechanical failure of one of the vessels, most probably the Florence Spirit, or if it's a manoeuvre issue. Early this morning around 2:15 am Police, Fire and EMS responded to a 911 call in regards to a crash at Glendale Ave and the Welland Canals Parkway where the involved vehicle entered the Welland Canal. (Video courtesy Jeremy Barton), The Welland Canal, which has eight locks, is a 26.7-mile-long waterway connecting lakes Erie and Ontario. pic.twitter.com/l1oXNldnYm. Here's my footage of the crash. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. Officials in Canada are investigating the head-on collision between two cargo ships in Ontario’s Welland Canal on Saturday. It does not represent the opinion of Benzinga and has not been edited. Police in the Niagara Region are looking for the driver of an Audi that crashed into the Welland Canal early Tuesday morning. "This is a rare occurrence and the Canadian Transportation Safety Board team has initiated their investigation to answer all questions.". SHARE. Officials from Transport Canada and the Transportation Safety Board, supported by marine officers from the SLSMC, attended the scene to begin the investigation process.". A 55-year-old woman was killed and two others injured in a two-vehicle crash in Welland, Ont. ... Video taken by Jeremy Barton on Sunday shows two cargo vessels colliding the Welland Canal. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. "Transport Canada marine safety officials are in contact with the vessel operators and are gathering information on the circumstances of this incident, and a Transport Canada senior marine safety inspector has boarded the vessels," said Simon Rivet, acting media relations manager for Transport Canada. The Florence Spirit is owned by McKeil Marine, headquartered in Burlington, Ontario. As a result of the ongoing investigation into this matter (car crashes into Welland Canal in St. Catharines) by uniform officers from the 1 District – St. Catharines office of the Niagara Regional Police Service a warrant has been issued for the driver. ", Dan Taekema is a reporter/editor with CBC Hamilton. Huge ships slam into each other in eye-popping head-on crash caught on camera along a Canadian canal The collision was in the Welland Canal between the Alanis and the Florence Spirit Welland … The name currently refers to the fourth such canal, three earlier and much smaller canals servicing the same route are also known as the Welland. "It's very unfortunate that this situation happened. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Officials are investigating how two cargo vessels came to collide in Ontario's Welland Canal on Saturday during what should have been a routine manoeuvre. At this point, it's too early to say," Aubry-Morin said. By creating an account, you agree to theTerms of Service and acknowledge our Privacy Policy. Create one. EMAIL. A man wanted by police after an Audi crashed into the Welland Canal in St. Catharines last month has turned himself into police. The Welland Canal is a ship canal in Ontario, Canada, connecting Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. But that’s what he got — and captured on video — Saturday afternoon in Welland. "In fact, it's a preferred location for passing because there's plenty of space, speed is limited and it's typically a safe area for passage," Aubry-Morin said. A news release from the TSB confirmed it's deploying a team of investigators to the site to "gather information and assess the occurrence. ", "Over the year we experience in excess of 2,800 transits in the Welland Canal and a fair number" of ships meet and pass at that same point, Aubry-Morin said. This is crazy. A spokesperson with the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation says no one was injured and no cargo was spilled as a result of the crash. Emergency crews are still searching an area around the Welland Canal at the Allanburg bridge for a missing man following a single vehicle crash overnight. Email: daniel.taekema@cbc.ca. It looks like a slow-motion game of chicken between ships. On Saturday, two cargo ships collided head-on in the narrow Welland Canal, a manmade waterway that connects Lake Erie with Lake Ontario. Videos shared on social media show the Florence Spirit and Alanis crashing into one another, causing damage. Navigational conditions were reported to be normal when the vessels collided at 3:55 p.m. Saturday south of Port Robinson, according to the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. (SLSMC). Two cargo ships collided in the #WellandCanal. Video courtesy of Jeremy Barton. Today's Poll. Driver flees after Audi believed to be carrying 6 people crashes into Welland Canal A Niagara Regional Police officer is seen in an undated file photo. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. Built in 2010, the Alanis, at about 452 feet long, is a bit bigger than the Florence Spirit. A bystander had attempted to rescue the driver from the damaged car. CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices. Two bulk carriers preparing to meet in Ontario’s Welland Canal collided nearly head-on after one ship crossed into the other’s path. ALLANBURG, Ont. (Video courtesy Alex Stewart). The crash was captured on video by two men, Alex Stewart and his friend. According to the Welland Tribune, the Florence Spirit was heading down the canal while the MV Alanis was heading up the canal just south of Port Robinson when the accident happened.. A St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation official told the Tribune that the two vessels collided starboard side to starboard side, adding that the Florence Spirit sustained more damage because it … Search. In August 2001 the Bulk Carrier Windoc was lined up on the Welland Canal’s Bridge 11 in Ontario Canada. Videos shared on … It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. Get pre-market outlook, mid-day update and after-market roundup emails in your inbox. The collision occurred at about 4 p.m. near Port Robinson, said Jean Aubry-Morin, vice-president of external relations for the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. Transportation officials say they’re investigating after two cargo ships collided in the Welland Canal in an impact that a bystander said was loud enough to feel in his chest. It forms a key section of the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes Waterway. Niagara News Alternative. An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon and try again An investigation is underway following a dramatic crash between two vessels in the Welland Canal. The cause of the crash is unknown. Privacy Policy / Do Not Sell My Personal Data. WELLAND, Ont. It happened early yesterday morning around 3: 30 on the Welland Canal Parkway, near Service Road West, Officers arrived on scene to find a 26 year old male from St. Catharines was trapped in a white Chevrolet Cruze. Niagara police are searching for a 23-year-old man after a car crashed into the Welland Canal in St. Catharines last week. Posted-In: Canadian Transportation Safety Board; St. Lawrence Seaway Florence Spirit Jeremy Barton MV Alanis Welland CanalMarkets, Thank you for subscribing! Officials are investigating how two cargo vessels came to collide in the Welland Canal on Saturday during what should have been a routine manoeuvre. The Welland Canal, which has eight locks, is a 26.7-mile-long waterway connecting lakes Erie and Ontario. It forms a key section of the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes Waterway. Both vessels have since been moved to safe locations, where they will undergo complete inspections. Police release photo of suspect wanted in Welland Canal car crash Jan 29, 2020 5:04 PM. SHARE. Passenger transported to trauma centre after car crashes into Welland Canal Jan 21, 2020 8:26 AM. Cargo Ship Crash Welland July 11 2020 10:14pm 00:30 2 ships collide head-on in Welland, Ont. Don't have a Benzinga account? TWEET. @Welland @WellandTribune. The collision saw McKeil Marine’s Florence Spirit, headed down the canal toward Lake Ontario, and dship Carrier’s MV Alanis headed toward Lake Erie, collide starboard to starboard around the anchor ports on both ships at 3:55 p.m. Officials are investigating how two cargo vessels came to collide in the Welland Canal on Saturday during what should have been a routine manoeuvre. The preceding article is from one of our external contributors. The Transportation Safety Board says they are investigating a collision between two ships on the Welland Canal Niagara Regional Police say … A man in his twenties has been airlifted to hospital after a vehicle crashed into the Welland Canal early Tuesday. It's an area that is common. The CTV News chopper captures investigators at the scene of a fatal crash in Welland. Alanis was heading up the canal toward Duluth, Minn., with a load of wind turbine parts, while the Florence Spirit was heading down to Quebec with a load of coal, Aubry-Morin said. If you have any questions feel free to call us at 1-877-440-ZING or email us at vipaccounts@benzinga.com. Canadian Transportation Safety Board; St. Lawrence Seaway. The Welland Canal is a 43-kilometre stretch that connects Lake Erie with Lake Ontario from Port Colborne to St. Catharines' Port Weller. Search CP24 X. on Monday afternoon. The cause of the crash is unknown. He said Transport Canada and the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) will also be investigating. Jeremy Barton happened to be near the Welland Canal at the time of the crash. Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. But the video shows neither blinked, and the Florence Spirit and the MV Alanis collided in the Welland Canal in Ontario, Canada, on Saturday. He described the crash as "rare. Car carrier totaled, to be towed from JAXPORT, Port of Montreal longshore workers to walk off job. Niagara Regional Police were called to the area around Service Road West and Regional Road 20 near the Allanburg Bridge around 1 this morning after reports of a vehicle in the water. Police say a man is dead after a single vehicle crash in Thorold. Everything you need to know about the market - quick & easy. After receiving the flashing amber approach … "Transport Canada will determine if there were any violations of the Canada Shipping Act of 2001 or its regulations and/or the Pilotage Act and will take appropriate follow-up action as warranted," Rivet said. Obviously, as witnessed by the public, there was an unfortunate incident that the two vessels collided.". Niagara Regional Police had issued a … Jean Aubry-Morin, vice president of external relations for the SLSMC, said the collision occurred between locks 7 and 8, "a commonplace to meet and pass. It was crazy and I have a marine tracking app cause I enjoy watching the ships go by and seen there were gonna be two passing which I've never seen before so I thought it would have been interesting to watch and then they hit and I flipped out I yelled to make sure everyone was okay then later last night I drove down to port Colborne to check the boat out and make sure again that everyone was okay and no one was injured. Two cargo ships collide in Ontario's Welland Canal. 2020 was weird. Duration: 00:31 2020-07-12. The canal is located in southern Ontario and connects Lake Ontario with Lake Erie. We are curious to find what caused the situation.". Closed Captioning and Described Video is available for many CBC shows offered on CBC Gem. Aubry-Morin said personnel from the SLSMC's operations control center "responded swiftly to the incident, directing both ships to proceed to wharfs, where they were secured for inspection. Have a story/tip? — Transportation officials say they’re investigating after two cargo ships collided in the Welland Canal in an impact that a bystander said was loud enough to feel in his chest. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Vessels pass in that part of the canal hundreds of times each shipping season, especially at the location where the two ships crashed, he said. Both posted their videos to social media. Traversing the Niagara Peninsula from Port Weller in St. Catharines to Port Colborne, it enables ships to ascend and descend the Niagara Escarpment and bypass Niagara Falls. Article content. Alex Stewart didn’t expect his first boat-watching experience along the Welland Canal to include a collision between two vessels on the 43-kilometre long waterway between lakes Erie and Ontario. No injuries were reported after two ships collided in the Welland Canal Saturday afternoon. SHARE. This just happened less than 2 hours ago. The Welland Canal, which joins the St. Lawrence Seaway’s Lakes Ontario and Erie, was closed Aug. 11-13 after a 222-metre long vessel loaded with 26,000 tonnes of wheat ploughed into a moving bridge. (The Canadian Press/Francis Vachon) Transport Canada said there were no injuries or pollution associated with the collision. A daily collection of all things fintech, interesting developments and market updates. No injuries were reported after two ships collided in the Welland Canal Saturday afternoon. The dship Carriers' MV Alanis was bound for the Port of Duluth-Superior with a cargo of wind turbine components, according to the SLSMC. View upcoming Earnings, Ratings, Dividend and Economic Calendars. The cause of the crash is unknown. – Nearly a dozen ships were hung up in the Welland Canal on Aug. 11, unable to cross through the international link thanks to cleanup of a fiery crash. It has a North American office in Houston. The only voices that can be heard are those of the astonished bystanders onshore. See a typo/mistake? The Welland Canal is a ship canal in Ontario, Canada, connecting Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. 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