Two barges in the Port of Vancouver broke free from their moorings in North Vancouver at about 5 a.m. on Boxing Day causing more than $1M in damages. The barges had drifted across Vancouver Harbour and collided with three structures in Coal Harbour. One barge was loaded with containers and the other was an empty gravel barge. Two local tugs, the marine unit vessel and two boats from the Port of Vancouver managed to get both barges under tow about 90 minutes later and returned them to their moorings in North Vancouver. The cause of the incident is still unknown, and there were no reports of marine pollution.