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June 29, 2004



Do you know what this strange red boat is? You can often see this kind of red boat in False Creek. Is it a submarine? No, this boat is an emergency boat which came from a large cargo ship or tanker. As you know, Vancouver is one of the most popular harbours in North America and there are quite a few cargo ships waiting in English Bay for loading or unloading. While the ship is waiting, some of the crew on the ship dock in Vancouver using this boat to enjoy shopping, drinking or something else after their several months of sailing. By the way, the primary purpose of this boat is emergency refuge from fire and this boat can withstand fire for more than fifteen minutes.

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