[Watch] Cargo Ship Finally Moves To Port After Losing Containers & Fire Accident

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  • A cargo ship that lost 105 containers in B.C. waters during stormy weather only to see a fire break out onboard days later is finally being moved to port.
  • The unified command managing response to the MV Zim Kingston incident said the vessel is proceeding to an anchorage in Nanaimo, Friday.

A news article published in the Global News by Simon Little states that cargo ship that lost containers, caught fire in B.C. waters finally moving to port.

Where has the cargo ship moved?

The Zim Kingston has been moored at Constance Bank just south of Victoria since the containers went overboard near the mouth of the Strait of Juan de Fuca during an Oct. 21 “bomb cyclone.” Days later a fire broke out on deck that took several days to contain.

Support vessels role in anchoring Zim Kingston

During the 86 nautical mile transit to its new anchorage, the Zim Kingston will be accompanied by a fleet of support vessels, including a pair of tugboats, Canadian and U.S. coast guard vessels, a marine mammal watch vessel and an environmental monitoring vessel.

It will be limited to a speed of eight knots, with a salvage team on board to monitor container stability and firefighting capacity if needed during the 11-hour voyage.

Once the vessel arrives in Nanaimo, it will be under the jurisdiction of the Nanaimo Port Authority.

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Source: Globenews

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