Liberian tanker first ship in Montreal's port in 2017
The first sea vessel to reach the Port of Montreal non-stop in 2017 is the Chem Sirius, a freighter flying the Liberian flag. Captain Danel Ju will receive the 178th Golden Cane from Montreal Port Authority CEO Sylvie Vachon on Wednesday.
Chem Sirius is a chemical tanker carrying phosphoric acid, which left the port of Antwerp in Belgium on Dec. 24. It crossed into the port of Montreal at 3:15 a.m. on Sunday.
Port vice-president of public affairs Sophie Roux said weather conditions have been challenging in recent days, with waves reaching up to 20 feet.