Coast Guard Responds To Oil Spill From Partially Submerged Fishing Vessel In Fraser River

The Canadian Coast Guard has reportedly activated a pollution response following a partially submerged 65-foot fishing boat leaking fuel and oil discovered on Sunday, off Deas Island’s north end, in the waters of Fraser River close to Richmond.

The boat was seen listing to the port side meters off Deas Island’s north end, close to the Massey Tunnel.

Oil Spill From Submerged Ship
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Besides, Fisheries and Oceans Canada reported to Global News that a limited amount of fuel and oil has reportedly been discharged into the water. Local agencies have been informed about the incident. 

A specialists Canadian Coast Guard Environmental Response team has also been appointed, and Western Canada Marine Response Corporation has reportedly deployed a containment boom.  Meanwhile, a local marine contractor was hired to refloat the vessel, tow it to a facility, and remove it.

References: Global News, Vancouver Times

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