Oct 25 0210 UTC UPDATE: According to latest available updates, fire is mainly out, and what’s left, is smoldering. So it may be assumed, that the risk of major, devastation fire, is diverted. Disposition of the ships on site remains the same, ZIM KINGSTON AIS on. Here are latest:
The Canadian Coast Guard on Sunday afternoon said a fire burning on board a cargo ship anchored off the coast of Vancouver Island, near Victoria, B.C., had been largely extinguished.
Dozen of containers, several of which contained hazardous chemicals used in mining, caught fire.
“What they were attempting to do, is let the fire burn down,” said JJ Brickett, the federal incident commander for the Coast Guard. “In other words, (let) the container consume itself with the fuel, while keeping everything around it cool,” Brickett added.
In a statement, the company that manages the ZIM KINGSTON, Danaos Shipping Co., which is based in Greece, said the fire appeared “to have been contained.”
Canadian Coast Guard @CoastGuardCAN 2h (0200 UTC Oct 25
The fire on the #ZimKingston has been stabilized. Depending on weather tomorrow, hazardous materials firefighters will board the ship to fight any remaining fires and ensure the fire is out.
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