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Canada Tugboat, container barge stuck after running aground on Quadra Island: Coast Guard

09:20  11 november  2019
09:20  11 november  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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QUADRA ISLAND , B.C.—The Canadian Coast Guard and Transport Canada have responded after a barge ran aground on Quadra Island , off the It says the tug is not damaged and the six people aboard are safe and did not suffer any injuries. The barge , called the Nana Provider, is carrying rail

A barge that ran aground on Quadra Island on Saturday evening did not cause pollution, and is expected to be back in the water this afternoon The container barge Nana Provider was being towed by a tugboat , the Polar King, when it ran aground at about 8 p.m. on Saturday night off Quathiaski

a boat is docked next to a body of water: A container barge sits stuck on the shore of Quadra Island on Nov. 9, 2019.© Lucas Chickite/Facebook A container barge sits stuck on the shore of Quadra Island on Nov. 9, 2019.

A tugboat and the container barge it was towing ran aground onto Quadra Island Saturday night, the Canadian Coast Guard confirms.

A Coast Guard spokesperson said the barge connected to the U.S.-registered tugboat "Polar King" ran around just before 8 p.m. on the southwest coast of the island between Quathiaski Cove and Yaculta.

The Coast Guard confirms six people were aboard the tug but none were injured. The tug itself is intact and not damaged.

The spokesperson also said there is no sign of pollution in the water or on the beach. The barge was carrying rail cars and containers on the deck, she added, with no cargo in the hull.

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The coast guard says in a statement it received a report just before 8 p.m. Saturday of a barge , being towed by a tug , that was grounded north of Cape Full Disclaimer. The Canadian Coast Guard and Transport Canada have responded after a barge ran aground on Quadra Island , off the northeast

QUADRA ISLAND , B.C. — The Canadian Coast Guard and Transport Canada have responded after a barge ran aground on Quadra Island , off the northeast coast of Vancouver Island . The coast guard says in a statement it received a report just before 8 p.m. Saturday of a barge , being towed by a tug

It's not yet known of there is any damage to the barge, which was still being assessed late Sunday morning.

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According to MarineTraffic data, the tug was headed from its home port of Seattle to Whittier, Alaska, where it was expected to arrive on Nov. 15.

A local resident, Nick Templeman, told Global News the tug appeared to lose control before it ran aground.

Another resident, Lucas Chickite, said he heard loud noises coming from the grounded barge that sounded like dynamite going off.

The vessels were still stopped as of Sunday morning. An attempt to dislodge the barge may not happen until after 3 p.m. when the high tide returns, the Coast Guard says.

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