Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Prince Rupert Port Authority notes of container ship incident now resolved in Prince Rupert Harbour

The MSC Altair (large green image) is currently heading towards
an anchorage in the outer harbour after an afternoon incident
off of DP World's Fairview Terminal
(click to enlarge)

See other weather related updates from the Port below:

The strong winds have made for some challenging times on the Prince Rupert waterfront today, with the Prince Rupert Port Authority relaying the details of an incident from earlier this afternoon which saw a container vessel the MSC Altair at the DP World Facility break free of its lines at the terminal and drift to a grounding near Digby Island. 

The vessel has since moved further out of the inner harbour escorted by tugboats towards an anchorage.

The Port notes on the incident which outline the response that took place can be reviewed below:

According to the Marine Traffic Tracking service, the MSC Altair is currently in a position just off of the southern side of Ridley Island, accompanied by the tugs Saam Mississippi, Tsimshian Warrior and SST Orleans. (see map at the top of the page)

In addition to the Container Ship issues, the Port has also advised of an ongoing situation on the waterfront, with the Northern Seafood Building located between the Northland Cruise Terminal and the Metlakatla Ferry Dock suffering roof damage and considered unstable.

You can follow the PRPA Facebook page for more updates as they become available.

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