Icebreaker hits bottom off Newfoundland, but coast guard says all crew are safe

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BURGEO, N.L. – The coast guard plans to take some non-essential personnel off the icebreaker Ann Harvey after it struck a rocky shoal Wednesday and punctured its hull about nine kilometres off the coast of southwest Newfoundland.

Coast guard Capt. Jim Chmiel said the ship is anchored nine kilometres southwest of Burgeo and is not in danger of sinking.

No injuries were reported among the 26 crew members and two cadets who were on board and the coast guard says in a statement that all personnel were safe.

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Chmiel said it plans to remove the two cadets and as many as four non-essential crew members from the Ann Harvey.

The other crew members will remain on board the ship as it waits for the arrival of the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Louis S. St-Laurent, which will tow it…

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