The container ship Cap Blanche caught fire while docked at Fraser Surrey Docks, Vancouver.

The incident occurred on Sunday (July 12) shortly after the 2,741-TEU vessel completed its unloading. It started in the generator room and was reportedly extinguished in a short time.

Cap Blanche (IMO number 9311775 and MMSI 305347000)

Photo: Robert Bortolin

According to docks' spokesperson, the fire was caused by a small fuel spill the generator room.

No one was injured in the incident and there were no reports of spills. According to preliminary checks, the boxship sustained only minimal damage.
A team from Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has been deployed for further investigation.

Cap Blanche (IMO number 9311775 and MMSI 305347000) was built in 2006. The Antigua and Barbuda-registered container ship is operated by Harmstorf Thomas Meier-Hedde, Germany.

Current position of Cap Blanche