Fire Erupts Aboard Ship Off British Columbia Coast

The Canadian Coast Guard successfully evacuated 16 people from a container ship near Victoria, British Columbia, after a fire broke out aboard the ship on October 23, they said.

The Zim Kingston was en route to Vancouver, according to marine tracking information. At least ten containers on the ship caught fire, according to the coast guard.

An emergency zone of one nautical mile was set up, the coast guard said. They added, “currently there is no safety risk to people on shore, however the situation will continue to be monitored.”

This footage was published by Gerald Graham, and shows smoke and flames rising from the ship. Credit: Gerald Graham via Storyful

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