The Transportation Security Board has deployed a workforce of investigators to the Zim Kingston ship that dropped 109 containers in heavy seas off the west coast of Vancouver Island virtually two weeks in the past and caught fireplace.

The Transportation Security Board has deployed a workforce of investigators to the Zim Kingston ship that dropped 109 containers in heavy seas off the west coast of Vancouver Island virtually two weeks in the past and caught fireplace.

The TSB mentioned Wednesday it was deploying a workforce to Victoria to collect data and assess the hearth. The board is an impartial company that investigates air, marine, pipeline, and rail transportation disasters with the goal of bettering security. It doesn’t assign blame or decide civil or legal legal responsibility.

The ship, anchored at Constance Financial institution, the place it’s seen from the Dallas Street waterfront, had been carrying almost 2,000 containers on its option to the Port of Vancouver. Of these, near half have been on the ship’s higher deck.

Zim Kingston misplaced its containers on Oct. 22. A day later, a hearth broke out on the ship. That fireside was finally introduced below management, with firefighters tackling in a single day flare-ups.

The greater than 100 containers have been carrying every thing from Christmas decorations to sofas, poker tables, metallic automobile components, clothes, toys, yoga mats, stand-up paddleboards and industrial components. Some got here ashore at Cape Scott, together with particles.

Some containers are believed to have sunk. A minimum of two containers that slid off the ship have been carrying hazardous supplies.

The coast guard had mentioned it could deploy monitoring buoys and work with the vessel’s proprietor, Greece-based Danaos Delivery, to find and get better the containers.

ceharnett@timescolonist.com

— With recordsdata from Carla Wilson