Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Container ship grounded on approach to Prince Rupert Harbour

An incident at the approach to Prince Rupert Harbour has left the container vessel Hanjin Geneva awaiting high tide, after the container ship became grounded after trying to avoid a fishing boat when entering the harbour.

The incident took place at 10:30 Tuesday evening, no injuries were reported as a result of the grounding and at first review it does not appear that the vessel suffered any damage.

The Port and its various partners assessed the situation as it developed and continued to monitor developments into Wednesday morning.

The Hanjin Geneva, a German flagged container vessel, will be brought alongside Fairview once high tide arrives at 7:50 AM, at which time an inspection of the vessel is to take place.

The Port reviewed the incident through this press release.

Local and national media outlets began to report on the grounding as Wednesday moved on.

CFTK TV -- Grounded Container ship (video)
CFTK TV-- Container Ship Runs Aground in Prince Rupert Harbour
CBC Daybreak North-- Container vessel grounded south of Prince Rupert (audio)
The Northern View-- Container ship run aground in Prince Rupert now at Fairview Terminal

Vancouver Sun-- Giant 279 metre long container ship runs aground in Prince Rupert Harbour
Vancouver Province-- Ship runs aground in Prince Rupert
Global BC-- Container ship runs aground in Prince Rupert
CBC-- Ship refloated after hitting land near Prince Rupert
Globe and Mail-- Freighter runs aground off Prince Rupert, stoking oil spill fears
National Post-- Massive container ship runs aground in Prince Rupert harbour

Updated info from the Prince Rupert Port Authority

November 21-- Grounded Vessel Returns Safely to Deep Water

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