Friday, June 27, 2008

Cargo Ship Fire Breaks Out On Burrard Inlet

A large fire broke out on a cargo ship moored on the north side of Burrard Inlet on Thursday evening at about 7:15 p.m. The Coast Guard, North Vancouver fire department and RCMP dealt with the blaze, which appeared to start in the living quarters of the ship, and had it contained by 8:30 p.m. The ship, called the Antoine D, was moored by the Neptune Bulk Terminals in North Vancouver, located west of the Second Narrows bridge. Police said there were at least a dozen crew members on board.
Burrard Inlet
"There doesn't appear to be any injuries," said Cst. Mike McLaughlin of the North Vancouver RCMP. "Anytime you have an interior fire there will be significant smoke damage and water damage." McLaughlin said it was a large fire, but the full extent of it will be determined by fire inspectors. The ship is registered in Nassau, in the Bahamas, said McLaughlin.

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