Canadian research ship grounds in Northwest Passage

Martin Bergmann Research Vessel

(TORONTO) — A Canadian Arctic research vessel ran aground early Wednesday morning in the Northwest Passage, CBC News reported. The 62-foot Martin Bergmann was traveling with the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Wilfrid Laurier when it hit a sandy shoal in Simpson Strait. The vessel was refloated within minutes.

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By Professional Mariner Staff