Cargo ship catches fire after dozens of shipping containers fell off

Cargo ship catches fire after dozens of shipping containers fell off
Cargo ship catches fire after dozens of shipping containers fell off
There go your Christmas gifts! Cargo ship catches fire after dozens of shipping containers fell off during 'bomb cyclone' in Canadian waters About 40 shipping containers fell from vessel off Vancouver on Friday Then fire broke out among damaged containers that remained on board US Coast Guard is tracking 35 lost containers floating in the Pacific Two of the lost containers are carrying dangerous spontaneous combustibles Crew have been advised to abandon ship; fire cannot be fought with water 

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Dozens of shipping containers have fallen from a ship into Canadian waters, and the cargo ship carrying them has caught ablaze amid the damage caused by a 'bomb cyclone'. 

Up to 40 shipping containers fell into the Pacific off Vancouver early on Friday morning, when the vessel Zim Kingston hit rough waters 43 miles west of the Straits of Juan de Fuca.

Then on Saturday morning, a fire broke out in the ship's cargo area, believed to be caused by damage to the remaining shipping containers, the US Coast Guard said. 

The Coast Guard is now tracking 35 containers adrift at sea, and says that two of them are confirmed to contain hazardous flammable material.

Dozens of shipping containers have fallen from a ship into Canadian waters during a 'bomb cyclone', and the cargo ship carrying them has caught ablaze amid the damage

Dozens of shipping containers have fallen from a ship into Canadian waters during a 'bomb cyclone', and the cargo ship carrying them has caught ablaze amid the damage

Zim Kingston hit rough waters 43 miles west of the Straits of Juan de Fuca, losing dozens of containers. A blaze was sparked in the damaged cargo area

Zim Kingston hit rough waters 43 miles west of the Straits of Juan de Fuca, losing dozens of containers. A blaze was sparked in the damaged cargo area

The Coast Guard is now tracking 35 containers adrift at sea, and says that two of them are confirmed to contain hazardous flammable material

The Coast Guard is now tracking 35 containers adrift at sea, and says that two of them are confirmed to contain hazardous flammable material

'Two of the containers have been identified as carrying

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