19 travelers and 16 crew members are stuck on the tugboat since it got stuck on Thursday afternoon, partly due to high winds and low water levels. The Canadian Coast Guard was instantly informed, but it was unsafe for them to make a rescue attempt at that time. Ms. Schremp stated that “(they) assessed the situation and determined that the weather conditions were not suitable (for rescue) and the safest place for passengers to remain was on board the boat, because the boat was in no imminent danger and there were no emergent situations on board.”
Investigators of the Transportation Safety Board are also going to reach and judge the reason of ship’s run aground. The two-hour trip from Pelee Island to the dock in Kingsville, south of Windsor, is usually made two to three times a day.