The cargo ship CSL Niagara received icebreaking assistance from the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Griffon in the western basin of Lake Erie Sunday, January 7, 2018.
CSL Niagara was then able to continue on its way to the Detroit River. The CSL Niagara is destined for Sarnia Harbour where it will remain for the winter.
The Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers CCGS Griffon and CCGS Samuel Risley, along with United States Coast Guard icebreakers, are escorting commercial vessels through ice-choked waterways as well as maintaining shipping routes and reducing the risk of flooding posed by ice jams.
Photo by Jonathan Delisle, ECCC Ice Service Specialist aboard a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter on an ice reconnaissance mission.