Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Queen of North Ferry Sinks

Another B.C. ferry, the Queen of the North sank shortly before 1am today. There were 99 passengers plus crew aboard the ferry, which was traveling along choppy waters off the northern coast of the Pacific up near Prince Rupert. In fact, the accident was so bad that the ferry sank along with the 14 or so cars which were on board the ferry.

Luckily everyone was rescued to safety from Hartley Bay. According to the full report, much of the community helped in the rescue effort. Be sure to even check out some passenger stories on that page. It's quite unfortunate news because there will be a lot of clean up from the oil spill, damage from the boat sinking and everything lost as a result.

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