The shipping-industry-funded company (external - login to view) in charge of the vessel confirmed it ran aground briefly on an uncharted sandbar off Sand Heads at the mouth of the Fraser River en route from its Esquimalt base to the Coal Harbour news conference. But it denied the ship had a “close quarters situation” with a B.C. ferry near Active Pass earlier Monday – as claimed by the Coast Guard’s marine communications union.
Oil spill clean-up ship hit sandbar en route to government news conference in Vancouver
Yup. it's safe to ship oil through these waters, eh. If we needed more proof, there it is, as clear as if it was a painting of the future.