Smokey Seabus Causes Scene

Last night there was smoke billowing out of a Seabus at the terminal at Waterfront. We have an eye witness report from Dave Olson, local blogger, podcaster and social media evangelist.

The Seabus (not sure if it was the Otter or the Beaver) began smoking heavily upon docking at Waterfront Station. After passengers disembarked and crew investigated the problem, the station was evacuated and firetrucks responded. The counterpart vessel waited in Burrard Inlet and didn’t immediately dock. [NowPublic]

But that’s not all… he’s also got video capture on his cell phone:

and here:

Turns out it was the “Otter” which should now be back in service. When Translink‘s site, i-Move and other usual sources fail to provide sufficient information or updates about an event like this, I’m glad I can turn to local bloggers to provide the missing pieces of the story.

1 Comment so far

  1. DaveO (unregistered) on December 27th, 2007 @ 2:56 pm

    I was pretty surprised to see the Seabus billowing smoke while pulling into the slip. Also interesting to see the indifferent manner by which the station was evacuated. First time in years though that the most reliable part of Tranlink’s options went down.

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