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Bunker Fuel Spill Reported at Vancouver Island Port

Mike Schuler
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July 26, 2023

The Canadian Coast Guard is responding to a bunker fuel spill at the Port of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.

The Coast Guard said an unconfirmed amount of heavy fuel oil spilled during a fuel transfer operation involving the Hong Kong-flagged M/V Maipo River.

A Incident Command Post has been established to oversee the response.

Maipo River is a handysize (33,157 dwt) bulk carrier built in 2009. The ship is operated by Hong Kong-based Pacific Basin Shipping.

The size of the spill has not been disclosed.

The Port of Nanaimo is located in a natural harbor on the east coast of Vancouver Island, across the Strait of Georgia from the Port of Vancouver.

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