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2006-03-28 19:10:00

By Allan Dowd VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Plans for more oil tankers to ply the waters of Canada's Pacific coast should be dropped after last week's sinking of a ferry in the same rugged area, an environmental group said on Tuesday. Cleanup crews are trying to contain diesel fuel leaking from the ferry Queen of the North, which hit rocks about 75 miles south of Prince Rupert, British Columbia last Wednesday. Ninety-nine people were rescued, but two passengers are missing and...

2006-03-23 13:16:16

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Mystery surrounded the fate of two people on Thursday who went missing and are now feared dead after an ocean-going ferry sank when it strayed onto the rocks on Canada's Pacific coast. Police have begun a missing-persons investigation for the couple, who witnesses reported they saw on shore with the other 99 people rescued from the ferry Queen of the North on Wednesday, but have not been seen since. BC Ferries now fears those reports were wrong...

2006-03-22 21:18:01

Please read in third paragraph. Sylvia Rice... instead of Sylvia Wright. Corrects last name. A corrected version follows. By Allan Dowd VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - A ferry carrying about 100 people sank in the early hours of Wednesday off Canada's rugged Pacific Coast, but officials said they believe everyone was evacuated by lifeboat and rescued. The Queen of the North was believed to have struck a rock at about 12:25 a.m. Pacific Time (0825 GMT) near Gil Island, about...

2006-03-22 21:19:21

By Allan Dowd VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - A ferry carrying about 100 people sank in the early hours of Wednesday off Canada's rugged Pacific Coast, but officials said they believe everyone was evacuated by lifeboat and rescued. The Queen of the North was believed to have struck a rock at about 12:25 a.m. Pacific Time (0825 GMT) near Gil Island, about 75 miles south of Prince Rupert as it sailed though the Inside Passage on the northwest coast of British Columbia....

2006-03-22 17:08:20

By Allan Dowd VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - A ferry carrying at least 99 people sank in the early hours of Wednesday off Canada's rugged Pacific Coast, but officials said they believe everyone was evacuated by lifeboat and rescued. The Queen of the North was believed to have struck a rock at about 12:43 a.m. (2043 GMT) near Gil Island, about 75 miles south of Prince Rupert as it sailed though the Inside Passage on the northwest coast of British Columbia. Passengers...

2006-03-22 14:44:13

By Allan Dowd VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - A ferry carrying nearly 100 people sank in the early hours of Wednesday off Canada's rugged Pacific Coast, but everyone on board was evacuated by lifeboat and rescued. The Queen of the North was believed to have struck a rock at about 12:43 a.m. PST near Gil Island, about 75 miles south of Prince Rupert as it sailed though the Inside Passage on the northwest coast of British Columbia. All 99 passengers and crew escaped the...

2006-03-22 12:35:17

By Allan Dowd VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - A ferry carrying 101 passengers and crew ran aground and sank in the middle of the night off Canada's Pacific coast, but all aboard are believed safe, officials said. The Queen of the North was believed to have struck a rock at about 12:43 a.m. Pacific Time near Gil Island, about 75 miles south of Prince Rupert as it sailed along B.C.'s Inside Passage off the north coast of the province. All 59 passengers and 42 crew members got...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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