Monday, April 13, 2015

Vancouver, English Bay Ship Oil Spill Map

Vancouver, English Bay Oil Spill Map

New vessel blamed for spill Transport Canada has confirmed the estimated 2,700 litres of oil was bunker fuel from the vessel M/V Marathassa, as had been suspected. People sit on the shore at Vancouver's Sunset Beach, in the West End, after bunker fuel leaked from the cargo ship Marathassa, upper right, beginning April 8, 2015. The ship is seen here anchored in Burrard Inlet April 9. About two metric tonnes of toxic fuel leaked into English Bay — double initial estimates — creating a slick 15-20 centimetres deep in places, coast guard officials said. 1 of 11 The official cause of the leak has not been released, but officials believe it was due to an unintentional malfunction on board the vessel, which was on its maiden voyage after being launched from a Japanese shipyard in February.  Read more 

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