Federal authorities investigating cargo ship collision in Vancouver harbour

Mar 18 2019, 7:54 pm

Federal investigators with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) are looking into a collision in Vancouver harbour between two cargo ships early this morning.

According to a bulletin, a collision occurred between the MV Caravos Harmony and the MV Pan Acacia at approximately 12:20 am Sunday.

The Caravos Harmony is registered in the Marshall Islands, while the Pan Acacia is registered in Panama. Both vessels were built earlier this decade, with the former designed with a gross tonnage of 44,289 GT and the latter with 92,080 GT.

Vessel tracking data by Marine Traffic indicates the vessels were located in Burrard Inlet at the time of collision, in the area between the Centerm terminal to the south and Lonsdale to the north.

Few details have been provided at this time. The TSB is in the process of gathering information and assessing the incident.

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