Latest Updates

Situation Report (May 11)

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 [...]

May 11th, 2021|Categories: Latest Updates, Situation Reports|

Situation Report (May 04)

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 [...]

May 4th, 2021|Categories: Latest Updates, Situation Reports|

Situation Report (April 27)

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 27th, 2021|Categories: Latest Updates, Situation Reports|

Operational Update (April 26)

Technical Assessment started at Bligh Island Shipwreck The Technical Assessment to determine the location of and amount of fuel on board, and overall condition of the MV Schiedyk near Bligh Island has started. The MV Schiedyk sank in Nootka Sound in 1968, and started releasing oil in December, 2020. Responders operating under a Unified Command [...]

April 26th, 2021|Categories: Latest Updates, Situation Reports|

Situation Report (April 20)

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 20th, 2021|Categories: Latest Updates, Situation Reports|

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|