Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) reports that a cruise ship ran aground yesterday near Sainte-Pétronille, at the south end of Île d’Orléans on the St. Lawrence River.
57 passengers were on board. There are no reports of injury. A tugboat transported everyone back to shore.
The ship is a small cruise ship named the Louis-Jolliet which left a port in Quebec City and was on its way to tour Montmorency Falls when it ran aground just before 3 p.m.
A spokeswoman for the Canadian Coast Guard said late Thursday that Croisières AML, the cruise ship’s owner, would either have the boat towed to safety or await high tide at 11:45 p.m. for the boat to free itself.
The cruise ship suffered what is being described as minor damage to its hull.
Photo Credit: CBC / Gilles Lachance