Chemical cargo ship ignites in Canada

The Canadian Coast Guard said it is working with the U.S. Coast Guard to assess the situation, including environmental risks.

The Canadian Coast Guard said in a statement Saturday evening that at least sixteen crew members were evacuated from the MV Zim Kingston, while others remained on board to fight the fire.

The agency said it was working with its US counterpart to track 40 containers that fell into the sea, saying they posed a significant risk to boat passengers.

A video obtained by Reuters showed a fire rising from the ship’s deck into the water. The Zim Kingston newspaper reported Friday that it experienced bad weather west of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

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