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Westshore Terminals says ship collides with trestle while docking

12/07/2012 10:35 EST | Updated 02/06/2013 05:12 EST
VANCOUVER - Westshore Terminals Investment Corp. (TSX:WTE) said Friday that a ship docking at its terminal just south of Vancouver has hit a trestle leading to one of two berths, removing a large portion of it.

The company reported no injuries nor apparent significant damage to the ship.

The terminal is a key shipping point for coal from Teck Resources' (TSX:TCK.B) mines in B.C.

Westshore said there was no damage to Berth 1 itself, but that it would be out of commission due to the damage to the trestle.

"The main priority is to restore power to Berth 1 to secure the shiploader," the company said.

Berth 1, the outer dock at the terminal, can handle vessels up to 260,000 deadweight tonnes, while Berth 2 handles ships up to 180,000 tonnes.

Westshore is the operator of the largest coal-handling terminal on the west coast of the Americas.