No injuries or damage as bulk carrier runs aground at Squamish, B.C., terminal

SQUAMISH, B.C. – A cargo ship has run aground at the deep-water bulk terminal in Squamish, B.C.

A Transportation Safety Board spokesman says no one has been hurt and there doesn’t appear to be any damage to the vessel.

Chris Krepski says a safety board team is going to investigate at the terminal, which is 50 kilometres north of Vancouver.

Krepski says the vessel, the Kai Xuan from Korea, apparently ran aground Monday morning.

He says they aren’t sure what caused the grounding or what the ship was carrying, but it doesn’t appear to pose any danger to the environment.

Dan Bate, with the Canadian Coast Guard, says the guard wasn’t called out to respond because there was no concern the incident had caused any pollution.