Ships collide on Welland Canal

They were not ships that passed in the night.

Two freighters – one carrying coal, the other loaded with windmill parts – collided head-on Saturday on the Welland Canal.

Alex Stewart posted the following to Facebook.

WARNING: language

Wasn’t expecting this for my first time watching the boat go down the canal

Posted by Alex Stewart on Saturday, July 11, 2020

The Canadian Transportation Safety Board is investigating how the vessels came to collide in the canal on Saturday during what should have been a routine pass.

That particular passage is considered ideal for such manoeuvres. A St. Lawrence Seaway spokesman says there’s plenty of room and the water depth is consistent from one bank to the other.

No one was hurt in the collision and there were no fuel spills.