John 1 aground off Newfoundland

The 600′ bulk carrier M/V John 1 went aground ~1.6KM from the community of Rose Blanche Newfoundland this afternoon just after 1330. 23 crew were evacuated by helicopter after issue ing a distress call.

One assumes they will attemp to tow the vessel off the rocks next high tide. The forcast looks stable though winds are expected to pick up Monday morning.

John 1 was built in 1991 and is registered in panama. She was due in Montreal having sailed from Las Palmas.
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The Rt Hon Paul E Martin due at midnight

The failed container