Fire blazes on cargo ship containers off British Columbia

Fire blazes on cargo ship containers off British Columbia

10/24/2021 3:15:00 PM

Fire blazes on cargo ship containers off British Columbia

A fire broke out on Saturday on containers on a cargo ship carrying mining chemicals off British Columbia, and the Canadian Coast Guard said it is working with the U.S. Coast Guard to assess the situation, including environmental hazards.

Ten containers were currently burning, it said, adding the fire continued to spread but the ship itself was not on fire.The agency said it was working with its U.S. counterpart to track 40 containers that had fallen overboard, saying they pose a significant risk to mariners.

"Mariners are advised to stay clear of the area. Currently there is no safety risk to people on shore, however the situation will continue to be monitored."1/2Fire cascades down from the deck of the container ship ZIM Kingston into the waters off the coast of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, October 23, 2021, as seen through a pair of binoculars, in this image obtained via social media. SURFRIDER FOUNDATION CANADA via REUTERS

Read MoreVideo obtained by Reuters showed fire cascading down from the deck of the ship into the water.The Zim Kingston reported on Friday that it had encountered rough weather west of the Strait of Juan de Fuca."This is extremely concerning. The ship and containers are very close to Victoria, BC, and a big storm is forecast to hit tonight. We... are worried this may be yet another environmental disaster," said David Boudinot, president of Surfrider Foundation Canada, an environmental organization. headtopics.com

Eikon Refinitiv data shows the Maltese-flagged Zim Kingston is managed by Cyprus-based Danaos Shipping Co Ltd.(This story corrects to add dropped word "on" in the headline)Reporting by Bhargav Acharya, Chris Helgren and Nur-Azna Sanusi Editing by Edwina Gibbs and Frances Kerry

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