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Behind the Scenes: Environmental Unit

The Environmental Unit (EU) plays a critical role in the Incident Command Post, providing Unified Command with science based recommendations to minimize the impacts of oil upwelling from the MV Schiedyk on the environment. The unit is comprised of experts and knowledge holders from the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation, Hesquiaht First Nation, Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, Environment [...]

April 15th, 2021|Categories: Behind The Scenes, Latest Updates|

Situation Report (April 13)

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 ft bulk carrier that sank [...]

April 13th, 2021|Categories: Latest Updates, Situation Reports|

Situation Report (April 07)

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 ft bulk carrier that sank [...]

April 7th, 2021|Categories: Latest Updates, Situation Reports|

Situation Report (March 30)

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 ft bulk carrier that sank [...]

March 30th, 2021|Categories: Latest Updates, Situation Reports|

Behind the Scenes: Technical Assessment

A technical assessment is the next major step in addressing the oil leaking from the MV Schiedyk. A contract for the assessment has been awarded, and the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation and the Environmental Unit have identified a window of opportunity in April and May as the best time for the assessment to proceed, with reduced [...]

March 29th, 2021|Categories: Behind The Scenes, Latest Updates|

Situation Report (March 22)

  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 [...]

March 23rd, 2021|Categories: Latest Updates, Situation Reports|

Site-Specific Weather Forecasting

  Behind the Scenes: Site-Specific Weather Forecasting  Keeping responders safe is of the utmost importance. As some response operations are weather-dependant, having reliable weather forecasts helps the operations team figure out what they can accomplish safely. As part of the Bligh Island Shipwreck response, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is providing the Unified Command [...]

March 18th, 2021|Categories: Behind The Scenes, Latest Updates|

Situation Report (March 16)

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 ft bulk carrier that [...]

March 16th, 2021|Categories: Latest Updates, Situation Reports|

Behind the Scenes: Herring are coming

  Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) manages the Pacific herring fishery, but did you know that herring management staff are also working with the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation and the Canadian Coast Guard at the Bligh Island shipwreck response? As is common at this time of year, Pacific herring are expected to arrive in Nootka Sound [...]

March 11th, 2021|Categories: Behind The Scenes, Latest Updates|

Situation Report (March 8)

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 ft bulk carrier that sank [...]

March 9th, 2021|Categories: Latest Updates, Situation Reports|