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Barge incident - August 28th 2015

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#181 todd

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 06:02 PM


Apparently just a checkup.  It's back in action at the scrap yard.


^Good to know somebody's watching.

Edited by todd, 16 December 2015 - 06:03 PM.

#182 Bingo

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:24 AM

The huge blaze at Schnitzer Steel near the eastern foot of the Pattullo Bridge broke out early Friday in a massive pile of scrap cars, appliances and metal floating on the river, spreading acrid smoke across the region. A raging barge fire on the Surrey side of the Fraser River has triggered an air quality advisory across Metro Vancouver due to "intermittent high concentrations of fine particulate matter."

In a written statement, Schnitzer said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

"The barge was comprised of crushed auto bodies that had been drained of fluids and properly processed for end of life, and assorted light iron such as washers and dryers," said company spokesman Colin Kelly. Schnitzer Steel is an international metal recycling and steel manufacturer based in Portland, Oregon.



Scrap car barge in Victoria Harbour... in happier days.



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#183 Bingo

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:26 AM

Drained of fluids, but still lots of plastic bumpers, tail lights and upholstery to burn

#184 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 05:50 PM

A barge carrying rail cars and empty containers ran aground on Quadra Island Saturday night but there are no signs of pollution, the Canadian Coast Guard said. 


It was being towed by a tugboat and ran aground on the southwest coast of the island, north of Cape Mudge, shortly before 8 p.m. The six people on board the tugboat were uninjured and the tugboat was not damaged. The barge hull is being assessed for damage.








Edited by Victoria Watcher, 10 November 2019 - 05:53 PM.

#185 Rob Randall

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 10:05 PM

I'm disappointed--I thought this was a Borge incident.



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