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Some bonus Friday photos ’cause whoopsie!

A barge full of crushed cars spent the afternoon tipping . . . tipping . . . until finally, it tipped to this degree, and a number of cars fell off and into the water.

20150828 - tipped Seaspan car barge in the Upper Harbour-0001Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 18 mm · 1/350 s · f/8 · ISO 800

It happened at about 3:00 pm. I was there at 6:00 pm. No stranger to veering off course to shoot weird stuff happening in the water, I joined the other looky-loos, along with police, fire department, Transport Canada, and cleanup folks in the Upper Harbour.

20150828 - tipped Seaspan car barge in the Upper Harbour-0002Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 35 mm · 1/350 s · f/8 · ISO 800

Unfortunately, with the addition of cars to the water, oil was soon on the surface.

20150828 - tipped Seaspan car barge in the Upper Harbour-0003Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 18 mm · 1/350 s · f/8 · ISO 800

20150828 - tipped Seaspan car barge in the Upper Harbour-0004Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 18 mm · 1/350 s · f/8 · ISO 800

20150828 - tipped Seaspan car barge in the Upper Harbour-0005Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 18 mm · 1/350 s · f/8 · ISO 800

Cleanup crews were hard at work, grabbing stuff with nets, or fishing it up with hooks on rope.

20150828 - tipped Seaspan car barge in the Upper Harbour-0006Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 18 mm · 1/350 s · f/8 · ISO 800

This part was tough to look at. Car parts scattered through the water, mixed in with the oil.

Were there a silver lining to this, it’s that it happened in a small bay off the main harbour and, hopefully, will be easier to contain and clean up.

20150828 - tipped Seaspan car barge in the Upper Harbour-0007Canon EOS 70D · Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM · 18 mm · 1/350 s · f/8 · ISO 800

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