Clarification: Since the posting of the photos below the Chem Norma has been moved from the north side of the shipping channel to the south side where her steering and hull will be inspected prior to her departure for Sarnia. The 17,095 tonne (deadweight) ship was pulled from the one time outer canal wall on Sunday afternoon amid cheers of hundreds who had crowded the public dock area to watch as three huge tug boats groaned at the tow lines. On Monday morning (7:00 a.m.) the Chem Norma was moored at the Iroquois Lock where she will be inspected prior to moving west into the Great Lakes . . .
Thursday, May 31st - The Chem Norma remains secure atop the one time canal wall where she drifted after losing her steering earlier this week. The chemical/oil tanker is being assisted by two large tug boats, who's best tugging didn't get the 2009 built vessel off her accidental mooring. They are scheduled for a second round today . . .