Canadian Coast Guard Commissioner Jody Thomas’ Statement on Vancouver Bunker Spill

Canadian Coast Guard Commissioner Jody Thomas issued statement Sunday defending the Coast Guard's response to the bunker fuel spill from the MV Marathassa bulk carrier in English Bay, near downtown Vancouver. Below is her full statement: April 12, 2015 - The Canadian Coast Guard was notified by municipal emergency services on April 8 at 5:10 p.m. that they received a report … [Read more...]

British Columbia: Vancouver Oil Spill Response ‘Inadequate’

By Julie Gordon VANCOUVER, April 10 (Reuters) - British Columbian officials on Friday criticized the Canadian government's response to an oil spill in the waters around Vancouver, calling into question plans for new crude oil export pipelines in the Pacific Coast province. Nearly 3,000 liters of oil spilled after an anchored bulk carrier began leaking bunker fuel in … [Read more...]

Bulk Carrier Confirmed as Source of Vancouver Bunker Spill

A newly-built bulk carrier has been confirmed as the source of a bunker spill in Vancouver's English Bay. The oil spill was first reported to Port Metro Vancouver by the Canadian Coast Guard on Wednesday evening, and was later confirmed as heavy bunker fuel coming from one of a handful of cargo ship's at anchor in the Bay. On Friday, the Canadian Coast Guard confirmed the … [Read more...]

Response Underway for Bunker Fuel Spill in Vancouver’s English Bay

The Canadian Coast and local authorities are responding to a bunker fuel spill in Vancouver's English Bay. Just after 5 p.m. Wednesday, Port Metro Vancouver's Operations Centre received multiple reports of an oily sheen on the water in English Bay. The substance was confirmed Wednesday as heavy bunker fuel. The spill is believed to have originated from one of the cargo … [Read more...]