Arca 1 aground off Sydney.

DFO is reporting that the former Montreal based bunkering tanker Arca 1 has run aground off Sydney NS.

Arca 1 aground off Sydney.

Location of Arca 1. Red dot in upper left corner.

The vessel was recently sold to Dominican interests after being laid up, and was bound for the Caribbean, with a stop in Shelburne, likely for a survey or work period.

Designed to work in sheltered waters of the port of Montreal the vessel was skirting the coast, and sheltering from weather. She was built at Port Weller in 1963 as Imperial Lachine and changed hands a few times. She finally was laid up for sale in 2014.

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