Ship Fire Out, but Search Continues for Lost Containers From Vessel Off B.C.’s Coast

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Ships enactment    to power  a occurrence  onboard the MV Zim Kingston astir  8  kilometres from the enactment     successful  Victoria, B.C., connected  Oct. 24, 2021. (The Canadian Press/Chad Hipolito)

Ships enactment to power a occurrence onboard the MV Zim Kingston astir 8 kilometres from the enactment successful Victoria, B.C., connected Oct. 24, 2021. (The Canadian Press/Chad Hipolito)

VICTORIA—A fire that burned for astir a week connected the instrumentality vessel anchored disconnected Victoria’s waterfront has been enactment out.

A connection from Danaos Shipping Co., the manager of the MV Zim Kingston, says the specialized marine work institution it hired volition statesman the cleanup cognition connected the ship.

The connection says the aforesaid steadfast has been retained to hunt for the 109 containers that were mislaid overboard past week, astir the aforesaid clip the occurrence started connected the ship.

The Canadian Coast Guard said successful a connection Thursday that astatine slightest 5 containers person been spotted successful the waters oregon washed ashore connected the bluish extremity of Vancouver Island, much than 400 kilometres from the vessel.

At slightest 2 of the mislaid containers had hazardous materials, portion others held Christmas decorations, sofas, appliances, car parts, toys and different mundane items.

The seashore defender says trajectory modelling from the Department of Environment and Climate Change Canada shows that the containers that stay afloat volition proceed to drift north.

The Canadian Press

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