Zim Kingston loses containers and suffers fire onboard

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Last Friday, the container vessel Zim Kingston ran into stormy weather that resulted in over 100 containers falling overboard near Tofino. The following day while the vessel was anchored at Constance Bank, a fire broke out in one of the affected stacks. The Seaspan Raven and last week’s featured ship of the week, the Maersk Tender, and the Maersk Trader assisted in the fire-fighting efforts.  The fire, challenged by hazardous materials contained in two containers onboard, has now been extinguished and salvage efforts to recover the containers off the west coast of Vancouver Island are underway.

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