VOYAGEUR INDEPENDENT - IMO 5105831
|Photographer:||Kent Malo [View profile]||Title:||VOYAGEUR INDEPENDENT||Added:||Aug 08, 2007|
||Great Lakes Bulkers|
|Great lake bulker "Voyageur Independent" seen here approaching lock 3 at Beauharnois Quebec, in Lake St Louis in the St Lawrence Seaway, 2 hours after this photo was taken Voyageur Independent hit the St Louis de Gonzaque bridge, causing considerable damage to the bridge which had to be closed to vehicle traffic, ship traffic was unafected, for repairs which was said took up to six weeks, as recent as last week Aug, 22, the bridge was still closed to vehicle traffic, Voyageur Independent was able to continue her voyage and subsequent repairs at Hamilton, Ontario,all this took place June 13, 2006.|
|Vessel type:||Bulk Carrier|
|Gross tonnage:||12,296 tons|
|Summer DWT:||18,602 tons|
|Last known position:|
|42°26’17.46” N, 82°47’27.66” W|
|Speed, course (heading):|
|10.4kts, 47° (47°)|
|Arrival:||8th Aug 2020|
|2 hours 43 minutes ago|
|Source:||AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)|
|2018 September 10th, 14:00:26 UTC||Sorel|
|2018 September 3rd, 14:00:28 UTC||Thunder Bay|
|2018 August 26th, 14:00:28 UTC||Sorel|
|2018 August 22nd, 14:00:15 UTC||Hamilton|
|2018 August 19th, 08:00:02 UTC||Sorel|
|2018 August 7th, 14:00:42 UTC||Hamilton|
|2018 August 4th, 15:00:42 UTC||Sorel|
|2018 August 1st, 12:00:45 UTC||Hamilton|
|2018 July 28th, 01:00:46 UTC||Sorel|
|2018 July 25th, 17:00:52 UTC||Hamilton||
© Martin Palardy
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Thanks John and Marc, I was at the crash site before she hit the bridge, there were a couple fishing and one of them asked me if any ship ever hit the bridge which was affirmative a couple ships in the past have collided with that bridge, an Indian ship and the Canadian ship Lawrencecliffe hall, I was there to photograph the Windoc tow, I left after photographing the latter, the Ironic part the fisherman who I was talking ended on up T V, I left a little to soon. |
What a beautiful view of this ship type never to be seen over here Kent. And to catch her just before such an incident makes it all the more historically important. Great work!
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Real nice view of this oldie, Kent.
Cheers from Verchères,
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