Large container ship ‘Attila’ strikes Vancouver dock
A large container ship, the “CMA CGM Attila”, struck the dock at Vancouver’s Centerm container port early this morning.
The website MarineTraffic.com reports that the ship arrived at 4:52 AM local time.
According to the Canadian Press, the Transportation Safety Board has dispatched two officers to investigate the incident, noting that at this point, “the extent of any damage is unknown.”
Centerm container terminal, operated by DP World, is located off Vancouver’s Crab Park, adjacent to the Vancouver Harbour Heliport and Seabus terminal.
The 321 metre-long vessel was constructed in 2011 and flies a Maltese flag out of the port of Valletta. It travelled to Vancouver from Seattle this morning. Prior to that, the ship had been in China and Hong Kong.
More information on the CMA CGM Attila can be found at MarineTraffic.com.