Exhaust gas leak causes fire on ferry

  • Feb. 20, 2006 4:00 p.m.

There was a small fire on board the Queen of Prince Rupert shortly after it left Skidegate Monday morning (Feb. 20).
According to BC Ferry Services Inc, no passengers or crew members were injured in the fire, which was extinguished by the engine room crew within four minutes.
BC Ferry Services said the fire was caused by an exhaust gas leak in the engine room, and occurred in the fire retardant exhaust manifold.
Crew extinguished the fire with a hand-held dry chemical extinguisher. The gas leak was caused by a failed exhaust gasket on the number one cylinder of the port outboard main diesel engine.
BC Ferry Services said there were 51 passengers aboard the QPR. They were kept informed about the situation.
The ferry continued sailing to Rupert with three engines, and BC Ferry Services said it wasn’t expecting service to be disrupted.

Just Posted

Haida Gwaii gets top spot in The World

It was already a nice Christmas present, but Keith Moore was really… Continue reading

McNeill fined again for illegal fishing

A local man with a long history of poaching has been convicted… Continue reading

Painting her way home

Janine Gibbons talks about all she learned illustrating Haida and Tlingit story books

Old Massett taps grassroots for community plan

Over coffee, kitchen tables, and community dinners, Old Massett is taking a… Continue reading

Subsea internet cable to link up Haida Gwaii

Cable to connect Haida Gwaii, Prince Rupert, Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast with mainland network

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Complaint against Prince George RCMP in death of Wet’suwet’en man

Thirty-five year old Dale Culver died while in Prince George RCMP custody last summer.

Philadelphia Eagles headed to Super Bowl

After routing the Minnesota Vikings 38-7, they will face Tom Brady and the New England Patriots

Heavy snowfall closes Mount Washington on Vancouver Island

Road to ski resort deemed unsafe, vehicles buried under more than three feet of snow

VIDEO: Dramatic video shows return of rescued B.C. snowboarders

Two snowboarders were rescued near Rossland, B.C. on Sunday after being lost overnight.

Tom Brady leads Patriots back to Super Bowl, top Jaguars 24-20

New England to face winner of Sunday night’s game between Minnesota and Philadelphia on Feb. 4

Liberals quietly tap experts to write new paternity leave rules

Ideas include creating an entirely new leave benefit similar to one that exists in Quebec

Insurers say Canadian weather getting hotter, wetter and weirder

Average number of days with heavy rain or snow across Canada has been outside norm since spring 2013

Final phase of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy trials to kick off in B.C.

Doctors hope to get psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy legalized in Canada and the U.S. by 2021

Most Read