Tug Westview Chinook was assisting the 63′ George H Ledcor tug and its loaded gravel barge in the North Arm of the Fraser River. The barge Girded the Ledcor tug putting 4 crew in the water. The Westview Chinook recovered all 4 crew and secured the tug alongside at the Sea Island Barge tie-up. Initial booming was conducted, and the responsible party made arrangements to right the Vessel. WCMRC was tasked and designated at staging area at MacDonald Beach.
At approx. 2000 PDT August 16, 2018 CCG ER crews confirmed the George H. Ledcor was taken out of the water at Arrow Shipyard.
Fraser River Park has been assessed by the City of Vancouver and has been re-opened after finding no impact from the spill.
SITREP information has been made accessible to the public at http://spillresponsebc.ca/
SCAT teams completed their assignments. There was no visible sheen on water or shoreline with one exception at the McDonald Beach Boat Launch where the SCAT team reports a light rainbow sheen of low concern.
Water and sediment sampling are underway.
The general park area and boat launch of McDonald Beach Park is now open to the public. Beach access, including the off-leash dog area is still restricted as environmental assessments are taking place as per the City of Richmond.
- First Nation Incident Commander – Morgan Guerin
- Federal Incident Commander – Timothy McCann
- Provincial Incident Commander – Ken Meeks
- Municipal Incident Commander – Chad Paulin
- Responsible Party Incident Commander – Mark McElligott
PRIORITIES / OBJECTIVES:
- Ensure safety of responders and the public.
- Manage a coordinated response.
- Minimize the risk of release of pollutants.
- Maximize protection of sensitive areas (biological, cultural, economic and socio-economic).
- Contain, recover and dispose of spilled product.
- Monitor for impacts on the environment.
- Ensure timely and effective communication of incident partners, stakeholders, public, and senior managers.
- There were no injuries or incidents reported through this operational period.
- Notice to Shipping P-1129 for the salvage operation was cancelled (P-1135).
- The Province of BC is working with Arrow Marine and Ledcor to ensure the liquid oily waste is being disposed of appropriately as per the Waste Management Plan.
- Two SCAT teams were deployed to the incident site assisted by CG 709 for transportation.
- No visible sheen on water or shoreline with one exception at the McDonald Beach Boat Launch where the SCAT team reports a light rainbow sheen of low concern.
- Environmental Unit formalized a sampling plan that was agreed upon by Unified Command.
- Demobilization and decontamination underway for all assets.
- Demobilization of the ICP has now begun.
- SITREP information has been made accessible to the public at http://spillresponsebc.ca/
- Unified Command conducted one phone interview this afternoon.
AGENCIES INVOLVED (IN PERSON, OR REMOTE):
- Canadian Coast Guard
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada
- Musqueam First Nation
- BC Ministry of Environment
- Environment Climate Change Canada
- Transport Canada
- Transportation Safety Board
- City of Vancouver
- Port Metro Vancouver
- City of Richmond
- Canadian Wildlife Service
- Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
- Tsleil-Waututh First Nation
- First Nations Health Authority