Cruise Ship Saint Laurent Collided Eisenhower Lock St. Lawrence River – International Shipping Partners Saint Laurent Collided with the Eisenhower Lock on the St. Lawrence River. The Michigan Great Lakes Cruise, Saint Laurent was involved in a collision with the Eisenhower Lock wall while transiting the St. Lawrence River lock about 9:45pm on June 18, 2015, with 274 people aboard.
Ann Arbor, Michigan Great Lakes Cruise Company’s MS Saint Laurent was involved in a collision with the Eisenhower Lock wall while transiting the St. Lawrence River lock about 9:45pm on June 18, 2015, with 274 people aboard.
The Saint Laurent, which was sailing to Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the time of the collision, started taking on water immediately after the collision, prompting the closing of the lock doors and draining of the lock in order to prevent sinking. Rescue personnel used ladders, ropes and pulleys to assist in the evacuation of the injured.
The injured, 27 passengers and three crew were transported to Massena Memorial Hospital in upstate New York. Most of the injures were said to be minor, while two had more extensive injuries. Those not injured, were able to stay aboard the St. Laurent while the damage was accessed.
The five deck, 105-stateroom Great Lakes Cruise Company’s MS Saint Laurent sails on Great Lakes ten-day sailings from Montreal Quebec, Canada to Chicago, Illinois for a cost of $4,200 to $8000 plus port taxes of $400, per person. The ship was just refurbished earlier in 2015.
The Saint Laurent cruises are all-inclusive including meals, buffets, snacks, all beverages including soft drinks, coffee, tea, bottled water, beer, wine and other spirits throughout the cruise, including room service. As well, all excursions and their admissions are included in the price of the cruise.