03/15/2014 14:21 EDT | Updated 05/15/2014 05:59 EDT

Crew evacuated as ship runs aground off Rose Blanche

A cargo vessel off the southwest coast of Newfoundland ran aground at around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

According to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax, N.S., the 180-metre bulk carrier John 1 ran aground about 1.6 kilometres from Rose Blanche.

A Cormorant helicopter was dispatched from 103 Squadron in Gander to remove the 23 people aboard the ship.

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