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Safety board investigates collision of two ships in Vancouver Harbour

Collision occurred just after midnight on Sunday morning


RICHMOND, B.C.—The Transportation Safety Board is deploying a team of investigators after a bulk carrier and cargo ship collided in Vancouver Harbour.

The safety board says the collision occurred just after midnight on Sunday morning, but no other information on what happened was released.

It says the collision involved the MV Caravos Harmony and the MV Pan Acacia of Panama.

The website Vesselfinder.com identifies the Pan Acacia as a 2010 cargo ship from Panama and the Caravos Harmony as a 2013 bulk carrier that flies the Marshall Islands flag.

British Columbia’s Ministry of Environment says it was alerted to the crash by the Canadian Coast Guard, which determined there was no pollution.

The coast guard and Port of Vancouver declined to comment and Transport Canada could not immediately be reached.

The TSB is an independent agency that aims to advance transportation safety.

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