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Friday, March 28, 2014

Broken Pipes Likely Cause For Ship Sinking

The cause of a sinking ship in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia appears to be broken pipes.

The Canadian Coast Guard found two broken pipes in the engine room of the Cape Rouge.

Senior Response Officer, Keith Laidlaw, says the pipes likely froze and split due to the cold temperatures. 

He says the accomodation area and engine room of the ship are covered in oil and needs to be cleaned out.

Laidlaw says they're cleaning up the excess oil because there is potential the vessel could sink again and they don't want to leave it as a pollution threat for the future.

He expects the Coast Guard to be on scene for at least another week.