Fuel spill fouls Vancouver’s English Bay and area beaches
A one-kilometre-long oil glib, considered to have leaked from a large quantity carrier ship, is contaminating the waters and beaches of Vancouver’s scenic English Bay.
It is still not clear what kind of oil has dribbled into the bay, which is bounded by the city’s downtown, the world famous Stanley Park and many other popular beaches.
An estimated 3,000 litres is assumed to have leaked from a wagon named Marathassa. The dribble was first noticed at 5 p.m. on Wednesday by a local boater.
While clean-up struggle are in motion, questions have been asked about the slow emergency feedback and an absence of information for public officials.
The coast guard says it condensed the Western Canada Marine Response Corporation on Wednesday night to begin to handle the spill.
A floating obstacle has been placed around the carrier ship, and crews are separating oil off the surface. 1,400 litres of oil have already been cleaned from the water.
Girouard said that the worst-case summary is that the slick consists of raw crude oil. It had initially been recognized as bunker fuel, but officials on Thursday said they could not certify the identity of the oily black substance.