MARITIME

20 containers and other freight lost from lighter barge, Nunavut, Canada

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Oct 28, 2023 at 16:40 in Accidents by Mikhail Voytenko

20 containers and unspecified “assorted freight” fell into water on Oct 27 at Iqaluit port anchorage, Frobisher Bay, southeast Baffin Island, Canada. General cargo ship SIVUMUT arrived at Iqaluit anchorage on Oct 23 from Becancour Canada, and was carrying out cargo operations. Understood containers and freighter fell not from ship, but from lighter barge, deployed in SIVUMUT cargo handling. Canadian Coast Guard and Nunavut Eastern Artic Shipping (NEAS) began operation to recover containers and “assorted freight”.

SOURCE: FLEET MON