MASSENA, N.Y. (WWNY) - Update 12:19 p.m. - Seaway officials are telling 7 News the Federal EMS is not aground near Massena. Earlier today, there had been reports that the ship had apparently run aground after after experiencing engine trouble on the approach to Eisenhower Lock.
Seaway officials are saying the Federal EMS “experienced a loss of main propulsion and is currently anchored next to the channel approaching Eisenhower Lack with navigation temporarily suspended.”
7 News is also told there are no injuries, no pollution concerns, and the ship is not taking on water.
The Federal EMS is a cargo vessel on its way to Montreal. It was built in 2002 and sails under the flag of the Marshall Islands.