Formerly stranded ship now at port for repairs

Formerly stranded ship now at port for repairs
The Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin, which was stranded in the St. Lawrence River off Cardinal, Ontario, is now at the Canadian Port of Johnstown for repairs. (Source: WWNY)

JOHNSTOWN, Ontario (WWNY) - The ship that was stuck in the St. Lawrence River near Galup Island for nearly a week has been moved to a Canadian port for repairs.

The Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin had been anchored near Prescott, Ontario for damage assessment since Saturday after it rain aground on October 6.

Longtime ship watcher Michael Folsom reported on Twitter last night that the vessel had been moved to the Port of Johnstown, which is a short distance downstream from Prescott and upstream from where it ran aground.

The ship was freed by tug boats after about 5,000 metric tons of iron ore were offloaded onto three barges.

The freighter was originally heading downstream to Quebec City.

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