USS Little Rock Stuck in Montreal
It looks like the Marinette Marine built USS Little Rock, LCS-9 will be spending the winter in Montreal. The ship was commissioned in Buffalo, New York on December 16th, but on its way up the St. Lawrence Seaway, it became trapped by ice near Montreal around Christmas Eve due to “unusually heavy ice conditions” according to the Washington Post. Near record low temperatures in January only made the ice situation worse.
While in Montreal’s port, the crew of Little Rock ‘will continue to focus on training, readiness and certifications” according to a Navy Spokesman. It’s expected to be mid-March before the Seaway melts enough for safe passage.