A possible explosion has occurred aboard a cargo ship traveling along the Burrard Inlet.
Witnesses at West Vancouver’s Ambleside Beach heard the sound of the explosion just before 5:00 pm.
In addition, white smoke has since been seen spilling out of the ship, which can be seen from the Lions Gate Bridge.
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Talking to The Province, witness Scott Milton said: “It sounded like a car crash.”
As of approximately 5:45 pm, the Vancouver Fire Department believe that the explosion on the Burrard Inlet was the result of a “pressure explosion.”
The vessel, named Minoan Glory, was carrying soybeans and a 23-member crew.
A hatch door was allegedly blown off, but there have been no reported injuries and no fire.
The Canadian Coast Guard, Vancouver Port Authority, and RCMP are all aware of the situation and are responding.
Furthermore, as of Wednesday morning, a fumigation company has begun investigating the explosion.
This article has been updated to reflect ongoing events.