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March 19, 2016


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A New York state trooper swalks up a Hogansburg-Akwesasne Fire Dept. ladder regularly save people from the Saint-Laurent cruise liner Thursday, June 18, 2015, after any sort of accident in Massena, N.Y. Authorities state the cruise ship crashed into a wall in a lock regarding the St. Lawrence Seaway in upstate ny, injuring 17 people and forcing the draining for the lock. The U.S. coast-guard states the 286-foot Saint-Laurent was headed from Montreal to Toronto with regards to struck a wall into the Eisenhower Lock in Massena, nearby the Canadian edge, around 9:45 p.m. Thursday. There have been 274 French individuals and team aboard.

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Massena, N.Y. -

All traffic through the St. Lawrence Seaway near Cornwall will remain frozen until a salvage program may be created to eliminate a cruise liner that hit a lock Thursday night.

A 124-passenger ship strike the St. Lawrence Seaway's Eisenhower Lock, near Massena, N.Y., injuring at least 17 people. Pictures shared on social media Thursday night and Friday early morning tv show harm to the bow for the ship.

Based on the Watertown regular days, the incident took place at about 9:30 p.m. and even though the ship, the Saint-Laurent, was initially reported becoming taking on liquid, it had been later on deemed never to become situation.

Early reports suggest about five people were hurt, including two people with small mind and chest injuries. By the morning it had been reported 17 was indeed injured, with to 30 individuals going to nearby health facilities.

As much as eight ambulances had been initially called into the scene.

As were liquid relief groups, however they were later told to stand straight down, the routine occasions reported.

The U.S. Coast Guard manages the scene.

Injured guests had been flourished the ship for therapy, but the bulk stay aboard the Saint Laurent, and are becoming kept in the lobby. Passengers will remain aboard the vessel whilst the salvage program has been developed.

One man waiting for for clearance around 10:30 a.m. within U.S. slot of entry customs near Rooseveltown, nyc, stated he was planning of retrieving a buddy from the stricken ship.

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