The containership Zim Kingston experienced another fire this week, remaining docked at the Port of Nanaimo’s Duke Point facility.
he ship’s crew, with help from the company salvaging the vessel, managed to put out the fire in about an hour-and-a-half.
Investigators are now trying to find out the cause of the fire, while there were no injuries, as well as no immediate estimate of damage.
The MV Zim Kingston was transported to the port earlier this month after an intense storm caused the ship to lose 109 containers overboard, with some washing up on the rugged coastline of northwest Vancouver Island.
Until now, only four containers have been recovered and the remaining 105 are believed to have sunk.
A day after losing the containers, a fire broke out on the ship that, because of the nature of the chemicals in some of the units, kept burning for days.
Now, salvage work continues on the vessel, with 58 damaged containers being offloaded for inspection before the Zim Kingston leaves for another port to offload its remaining undamaged cargo.