Post by Koastal Karl on Aug 5, 2007 19:52:46 GMT -8
Well I heard from my parents who heard from a flyer we know who was up at Crawford Bay for the last month there was an incident on the Osprey. Not too sure when it was but they said there was explosion on the car deck as some idiots I guess dident turn off their propane tanks or something. I dont what would cause it to explode though. I have no idea if it was during the crossing or in dock or what. That is all the info I got! Can propane tanks just explode like that?? Unless something triggered it! They had to cancel some sailings that day but I am sure the MV Balfour was pressed into full service!
Propane leak blamed in blast Vancouver Sun Published: Tuesday, July 24, 2007
A leaky propane tank in the back of a U-haul trailer is the suspected cause of an explosion on the vehicle deck of a packed Kootenay Lake ferry late Sunday.
Two children were sent to hospital with cuts from flying glass and a ferry worker suffered a concussion as a result of the blast, which occurred shortly after 11 p.m. as the ferry docked at Balfour terminal.
All three injured people have since been released from hospital.
The ferry was full, with about 80 vehicles and 250 passengers. Police and fire officials are investigating.
Kootenay Lake Ferry - Nelson, British Columbia, Canada July 23 -
Witnesses say a propane bottle exploded inside a rental trailer on the Balfour ferry ramp, destroying the trailer and causing minor injuries to several people. There has been no official release made from the RCMP or the local fire department which attended the scene at around 11PM Sunday evening.
Officials have determined the explosion at the Balfour Ferry Monday night resulted from a leaking propane tank. The explosion, which happened while vehicles were unloading after the final sailing, blew the windows out of nearby cars.
Eye-witness Donna Jean Wright was in the car behind the concession truck that went off just after 11 p.m. Tuesday night. Wright’s windshield was cracked, but otherwise she escaped unscathed. Two people were treated for minor injuries that resulted from flying glass and debris.
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Last Edit: Aug 5, 2007 21:12:45 GMT -8 by Mill Bay