Container barge aground, British Columbia

Container barge NANA PROVIDER, loaded with rail cars and empty containers, ran aground at around 0340 UTC Nov 10 south of Quathiaski Cove, Quadra Island, British Columbia. Barge was towed by tug POLAR KING and according to track, broke free before grounding. It was planned to refloat barge during the day Nov 10 with high tide, but plan was rejected after survey detected hull breach or breaches. Salvage attempts were postponed, to be resumed on Nov 11. Alaska Marine Lines operates the barge.
Tug POLAR KING, IMO 7367158, GT 421, built 1974, flag USA, manager DUNLAP TOWING CO.

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Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.