The Canadian Coast Guard had to come to the rescue of the Irving oil tanker Acadian that was stuck in ice in the Northumberland Strait Saturday.
The Acadian left Halifax loaded with oil and headed for Charlottetown, but encountered heavy ice in the strait. Wind conditions made ice conditions worse, said an official with the coast guard.
He said one icebreaker aided the tanker in the strait while another coast guard ship would escort the tranker right into the Charlottetown harbour. However, ice conditions were good in the harbour and the services of the second coast guard ship were not needed once the Acadian made it into the harbour.
The tanker is now docked in the city.