Engine repaired, Federal EMS moored at Eisenhower Lock

Engine repaired, Federal EMS moored at Eisenhower Lock
The Federal EMS, shown here anchored in the shipping channel near Massena on Thursday, was repaired and is moored at Eisenhower Lock. (Source: WWNY)

MASSENA, N.Y. (WWNY) - A vessel that was stranded in the St. Lawrence Seaway shipping channel near Massena has moved downstream under its own power.

The U.S. Coast Guard says the Federal EMS was moored at Eisenhower Lock Thursday night. Divers began a survey of the bottom of the vessel Friday to look for any damage.

Navigation, which had been suspended for other ships in the area, resumed Thursday night. Officials said Friday that vessels are moving in both directions, but one at a time in the area where the Federal EMS is moored.

The 656-foot bulk carrier was heading toward Eisenhower Lock on its way to Montreal Thursday when its engine failed. The vessel drifted in the narrow channel and touched bottom.

The Federal EMS anchored in place while its engines were repaired.

The Coast Guard said no injuries, flooding, or pollution have been reported.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.

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