A container ship off British Columbia has lost 35 containers and some of the onboard containers are on fire after heavy weather hit the vessel overnight Friday and Saturday morning.

Of the 21 crew on board 11 have left the vessel as a precaution.

The ship is the Maltese-flagged ZIM Kingston, which is 4,253 TEU capacity containership built in 2008 which was sailing from South Korea.

The vessel is now anchored off Constance Bank and the Canadian Coast Guard is standing by and providing support however the standby tugs have been advised not to use water to extinguish the fire due to possible reaction with other hazardous materials on board.

More details at:https://gcaptain.com/zim-kingston-on-fire-off-victoria-bc-after-losing-containers-in-heavy-seas/