Port of Vancouver faces ‘backlog’ with more than 40 ships at anchor amid protests, blockades

The Port of Vancouver says more than 40 ships are waiting at anchor amid rail blockades by supporters of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in their battle over a northern B.C. gas pipeline.

“Due to the recent disruptions in rail operations and protest activity, the demand for anchorages is currently exceeding the availability, causing a backlog of ships waiting to get into port,” said Port of Vancouver spokesperson Danielle Jang in an email.

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