File photo courtesy Facebook/HaiCo.

File photo courtesy Facebook/HaiCo.

The company that owns a grounded luxury fishing lodge barge on Haida Gwaii will manage salvage operations, which will begin as the emergency command post closes.

The 48-guest Hippa Lodge Barge owned by HaiCo, ran aground Sep. 8 near the village of Queen Charlotte after breaking away from its moorings in high winds.

A combined command post, including the coast guard and local officials, has spent the past 10 days removing dangerous cargo.

There were concerns a ruptured fuel line had filled the barge’s hold.

The coast guard had closed surrounding areas for fears of potentially explosive vapours coming from the barge.

The Haida Nation says crews have made progress unloading and securing the barge.

No one was hurt when the boat grounded and officials say there has been no environmental damage.

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