The Krateros, carrying a shipment of grain, was bound for sea when it experienced some kind of mechanical problem. After about two hours, high tide helped tug crews float the freighter, which has been re-anchored in the inner harbour.
Captain Chris Badger speaks for the Vancouver Port Authority, "The Transportation Safety Board will go and do an investigation and find out what happened and obviously, out of that, make some recomendations for the future as well." Marine traffic was tied up during the incident.
Badger says there were no injuries and no substantial damage to the vessel.