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Maple Lea towed to Sydney after breakdown

General cargo vessel Maple Lea reportedly suffered engine failure off Nova Scotia on Feb 17 13 and was adrift north of Prince Edward Island. According to AIS, vessel was en route to Skaw, Shetland.

Maple Lea is tying up at Sydport in Sydney ns. She was towed in with the tug Atlantic Beach and the tug Spanish Mist. They’re currently transferring generators and heaters from the Beach to the Maple Lea.

Update 02/22:
I have since learned that the Maple Lea was Carrying Potatoes from Summerside, and may have been struck by a Coast Guard vessel

Update 02/23
She was struck by the Louis St Laurent. Don Merritt photos of damage to both ships bellow.

More to follow.
Thanks to Peter C. For the tip

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Peter Ziobrowski

3 Comments

  1. Too bad the news agencies don't report the interesting stuff like this!
    Atlantic Beech (tree spelling) would have come out of Belledune, NB where she's stationed.
    Not sure about Spanish Mist. Have seen her in Mulgrave and St.John's over the past year.

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