Monthly Archives: December 2020

Situation Update (Dec 27)

SITREP Incident: BLIGH ISLAND SHIPWRECK Incident Start Date DECEMBER 3, 2020 Location: BLIGH ISLAND, VANCOUVER ISLAND Situational Overview As a result of a number of sightings of sheening and oiling in the vicinity of Bligh Island / Zuciarte Channel, CCG confirms that the shipwreck of the M/V Schiedyk, a 483’ bulk carrier that sank in [...]

December 29th, 2020|Categories: Latest Updates, Situation Reports|

Operational Update (Dec 15)

The virtual Incident Command Post (ICP) and on-water crews will continue to respond to the Bligh Island shipwreck leak over the holiday season. The Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation has now joined Unified Command and is working with the Canadian Coast Guard and BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy to manage the response. Representatives from [...]

December 15th, 2020|Categories: Situation Reports|

Statement from Unified Command (Dec 11)

December 11, 2020: In mid-September the Canadian Coast Guard received several reports of sheen on the water in Zuciarte Channel near the east end of Bligh Island in Nootka Sound, British Columbia. An initial investigation did not turn up a source and it was thought that the sheen was created by bilge discharge from vessels [...]

December 9th, 2020|Categories: Situation Reports|