Cargo ship Whitefish Bay on its way

In this Tuesday, July 12, 2016 supplied photo, the Canada Steamship Lines Whitefish Bay runs aground on the St. Lawrence River near Summerstown, Ont. The company announced Thursday, July 14, 2016 the ship was freed and on its way to safe anchorage for further inspection. (Supplied via Newswatch Group)

SUMMERSTOWN – Nearly two days after it ran aground, the Canada Steamship Lines Whitefish Bay is on its way.

The company announced Thursday morning that the cargo ship had been safely refloated as of 7:50 a.m.

Three tug boats had been on the scene since yesterday to dislodge the vessel from the rocks and river bottom after the carrier experienced a power failure Tuesday afternoon.

“The ship is back in the Seaway channel and is proceeding to safe anchorage for further inspections by various authorities. Once cleared, she will proceed on her normal transit,” said Brigitte Hebert, director of communications for CSL.

The ship was destined for Bathurst, N.B. when she ran into trouble.

“CSL would like to thank all those involved in the successful refloating of the vessel.”

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