Ferry back to normal after fire

  • Feb. 27, 2006 12:00 p.m.

The Queen of Prince Rupert is sailing with all four engines again, following a small fire last week.
The Feb. 20 fire was started by an exhaust gas leak in the number one cylinder of the port outboard main diesel engine. BC Ferry Services spokesperson Deborah Marshall said the damage was repaired by the day after the fire and the ferry is now running normally.
No one was injured in the incident and the crew put the fire out within four minutes.
BC Ferry Services is conducting an investigation on the fire, which Ms Marshall said should be complete in a couple of weeks. The investigation will not be released to the public, she said, because the incident was relatively minor.
Meanwhile, the Queen of Prince Rupert is getting ready for its annual refit. We’ll have details next week on the dates it will be away and replaced by the Queen of the North.

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