The Canadian Coast Guard said there was significant risk to mariners but not to people on shore as a fire burned in containers aboard a cargo ship about eight kilometres off the coast of Victoria on Sunday.
The Coast Guard said it received word late Saturday morning about a fire in 10 damaged containers aboard the MV Zim Kingston, which was anchored in Constance Bank, B.C.
Two of the burning containers on the ship’s deck held hazardous material identified as potassium amylxanthate, the agency said in a news release.
It noted the ship itself was not on fire, but said an emergency
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