Residents of Campbell River and Quadra Island got quite the shock last night.

A large barge appears to be stuck near the two communities.

According to the Alaska Marine Lines website, it has two ships in the area; The NANA PROVIDER and the POLAR KING. From eye witness reports the Polar King is believed to be a towing boat.

The newsroom has reached out to both Alaska Marine Lines and the Canadian Coast Guard regarding the large ship.

There is no word on how the ship got stuck in the first place, or when it will return to deeper waters.

We’ll have more information as it becomes available.