Stuck on a beach, hulking barge turns unlikely celebrity in Canada

WION Web Team
Ottawa Published: Dec 20, 2021, 02:51 PM(IST)

Vancouver has named the park where the barge lies stranded as “Barge Chilling Beach” last week. Photograph:( Twitter )

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A hulking barge, which has got stuck on a beach after breaking free from its tethers during fierce rains in southwestern British Columbia state of Canada, seems to have become an unlikely celebrity. For over a month, the barge has been stuck even after several attempts have been made by authorities to move it. The barge has attracted huge attention and the situation is such that numerous people are talking about it on social media

A hulking barge, which has got stuck on a beach after breaking free from its tethers during fierce rains in southwestern British Columbia state of Canada, seems to have become an unlikely celebrity.   

The residents of Vancouver had also witnessed the barge get perilously close to a bridge. But thankfully, winds pushed it away towards a beach.  

For over a month, the barge has been stuck even after several attempts have been made by authorities to move it.

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The barge has attracted huge attention and the situation is such that numerous people are talking about it on social media.   

It is poised to become one of the most famous grounded vessels of the year after Evergreen ship, which had got stuck at Suez canal.  

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Not just this, Vancouver named the park where it lies stranded “Barge Chilling Beach” last week to elevate the prestige of the barge.  

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On Twitter, the park board wrote, “No matter what storms life may send our way, we’ll always be here for you.” It also prompted the residents to flock to the barge for getting clicked with the new sign.  

Vancouver Parks commissioner Stuart Mackinnon said, “We thought that we could have some fun with this, and maybe even give a little bit of joy to the residents.”  

(With inputs from agencies) 

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