Officials investigating after ‘rare’ collision between ships in Welland Canal

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Officials are investigating how two cargo vessels came to collide in the Welland Canal on Saturday during what should have been a routine manoeuvre. Videos shared on social media show the Florence Spirit and Alanis crashing into one another, causing damage. The canal is located in southern Ontario and connects Lake Ontario with Lake Erie. The collision occurred at about 4 p.m. near Port Robinson, said Jean Aubry-Morin, vice-president of external relations for the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. He described the crash as “rare.”