Seaway Opens 58th Navigation Season Ice Free "Clear Sailing Ahead" as Seaway Opens Two Weeks Earlier.
Posted by Anthony Foxx
U.S. Secretary of Transportation
It is one of this Department's most special assets, and perhaps our most unsung. I'm talking about the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway system --particularly the U.S. locks I had the pleasure and privilege of visiting yesterday.
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Today, the passenger cruise ship Saint Laurent was safely refloated and exited the Eisenhower Lock chamber in Massena, New York.
At 4 p.m. this afternoon, navigation on the St. Lawrence Seaway resumed and vessels are once again transiting Eisenhower Lock. During the approximately 42 hours that navigation was suspended, 15 vessels were delayed.
MEDIA ADVISORY: COAST GUARD, SAINT LAWRENCE SEAWAY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TO HOST NEWS CONFERENCE
CLEVELAND -- The U.S. Coast Guard and Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation are scheduled to host a press conference Friday afternoon regarding a 286-foot cruise ship that hit a wall at Eisenhower Lock in the St. Lawrence Seaway near Massena, New York, Thursday night.
The most recent Coast Guard news release about the collision is available here: http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/2549658/
The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation reports that as of 9:30 am this morning, the cruise ship “Saint Laurent” is in Eisenhower Lock and will remain there until salvage plans are defined. The ship is stable and passengers remained onboard overnight. Inspectors from the SLSDC and the U.S. Coast Guard continue to assess the situation. Seven commercial vessels are currently delayed. Navigation remains suspended until further notice. The cause of the incident is not yet determined. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.
At approximately 9:15 pm on Thursday, June 18, the cruise ship "Saint Laurent" struck an approach wall bumper as it was entering Eisenhower Lock. Injured passengers have been taken to receive medical attention. The ship is stable and no pollution is reported. The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, the U.S. Coast Guard, the New York State Police and other local emergency responders are working together to respond to the incident. Navigation is suspended until further notice.
The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System - Connecting North America's 'Opportunity Belt' to the World
The Fall 2014 edition of the Seaway Compass includes:
- Administrator Betty Sutton's Column: "Year of Action - Gaining Traction"
- Guest Paul Toth's Guest Column: "Midwest and Great Lakes Region Re-emerging as an Important Driver of U.S. Economy"
- The Pearl Mist on her Maiden Voyage
- Seaway Included in Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) Pilot Program
- SLSDC Participates in 2014 Boom Deployment Exercise
- And much more!