Container Ship Runs Aground Trying to Avoid Small Fishing Boat
A container ship, the Hanjin Geneva, ran aground in the Prince Rupert Harbour on Tuesday evening while trying to avoid a smaller boat. The Hanjin Geneva hit shore about six nautical miles from Prince Rupert at about 10:30 p.m. PT Tuesday night. High tides on Wednesday morning refloated the vessel.
"The Hanjin Geneva was entering Prince Rupert Harbour and was moving to avoid a small fishing vessel," said Michael Gurney, a spokesman with the Prince Rupert Port Authority.
There are no reports of any injuries and the Transportation Safety Board is deploying a team of investigators to Prince Rupert.
The Port Authority's security operations centre says initial indications are that the Hanjin Geneva did not sustain major damage.
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