Two missing after B.C. barge capsizes

(CAMPBELL RIVER, British Columbia) — Two men are missing after a 65-foot barge capsized Saturday off Vancouver Island, The Vancouver Sun reported. An Alaskan ferry in the area answered the mayday call and recovered one man who had escaped as the vessel capsized, but two other crewmembers could not be found. Police say the privately owned barge was on its way to Campbell River when it started taking on water.

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By Professional Mariner Staff