GN issues ‘urgent warning’ as sea cans fall into water near Iqaluit port
Boaters asked to use ‘extreme caution’ in area
The Government of Nunavut issued an “urgent warning” Friday evening in Iqaluit after 20 sea cans and other freight fell into the water near the city’s deepsea port.
Boaters were urged to use “extreme caution” navigating the area.
The GN issued the warning at 6:40 p.m.
Canadian Coast Guard and the NEAS shipping company were “making efforts to locate the freight,” a GN Facebook message said.
“The sea cans and freight are floating in the water and any boaters in the area need to be aware of the hazard,” the message said.
The containers appeared to be floating toward Apex.
City of Iqaluit spokesperson Kent Driscoll did not comment on whether fire trucks or ambulances from the city’s emergency services department had responded to the incident.