SAULT STE MARIE, MI — The Soo Locks were closed down for a short time this morning due to a fuel leak discovered within the locks.
Around 10:00 am Thanksgiving day, the CSL Tadoussac started leaking fuel while inside the Poe Lock. Linemen noticed the sheen.
The Coast Guard had the freighter moved to the west end of the locks so it could be inspected. A berm was established around the stern area of the Tadoussac to collect any additional leaking fuel.
The Coast Guard determined that only a cup of fuel had leak from the freighter before it was repaired. That one cup of fuel, however, left a 30′ x 60′ sheen on the water.
The 730 foot CSL Tadoussac is owned by Canada Steamship Lines (hence the CSL) and was empty at the time. She was headed to Wisconsin.
The Locks were re-opened just prior to noon.
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