The Canadian Coast Guard says it believes that many of the 109 containers that fell from a cargo ship off Victoria in late October have sunk.
The containers had been tossed from the MV Zim Kingston throughout a storm close to the doorway to the Juan de Fuca Strait across the time a hearth broke out on the vessel.
The coast guard mentioned in a press release that 4 containers, carrying fridges and trainers, washed ashore on northern Vancouver Island however there is no such thing as a signal of the others.
The company mentioned it’s working with the ship’s proprietor to find out the following steps and the feasibility of attempting to find the 105 lacking containers.
Danaos Transport, which manages the Zim Kingston, mentioned an inventory of what was within the containers was not but accessible to them.
The coast guard mentioned beforehand that two of the containers misplaced overboard had chemical compounds inside, whereas others held Christmas decorations, sofas, home equipment, automotive elements, toys and different on a regular basis gadgets.
It mentioned climate, excessive tides and storm swells have been important components affecting crews’ makes an attempt to scrub up the seashores the place 4 of the containers landed.
Particles from a container that fell off the MV Kingston freigher is seen at Guise Bay in northwest Vancouver Island. (Equipped by Harvey Humchitt)
The coast guard mentioned 307 rubbish luggage of fabric, 69 bulk luggage of particles, 44 fridges, three bulk luggage of scrap steel and a cubic metre of scrap steel was recovered final weekend from what remained of the containers that washed ashore.
“The variety of containers discovered beached stays at 4 and clean-up efforts are ongoing at these areas of northern Vancouver Island the place particles has been recognized. Unified Command expects an entire seaside clean-up at these websites,” the coast guard mentioned within the assertion.
A container that floated ashore on northwestern Vancouver Island has been taken aside by cleanup crews, it added.
The coast guard requested the general public to report any containers that will float to the floor.
The Transportation Security Board mentioned it’s investigating the hearth that broke out on the freighter.