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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|

Behind the Scenes: Safety on the water

Responders working on the Bligh Island Shipwreck face a medium to high risk due to the nature of the work during a response, weather conditions in Zuciarte Channel, sea conditions and temperature, and sea state. To address this risk, the CCGS Moorhen, Coast Guard’s Safety Vessel, is on scene to monitor the conditions, and work [...]

March 5th, 2021|Categories: Behind The Scenes, Latest Updates|

Situation Report (March 1)

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 [...]

March 2nd, 2021|Categories: Latest Updates, Situation Reports|

Behind the Scenes – Radio Communications

The remoteness and mountainous geography of Nootka Sound on the West Coast of Vancouver Island is  beautiful but it is a challenge when it comes to communicating on the water. For the Bligh Island response efforts, where there is no direct line of sight from the staging area to the spill site because of the [...]

February 25th, 2021|Categories: Behind The Scenes, Latest Updates|

Situation Report (Feb 22)

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 [...]

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

Mowachaht/Muchalaht Traditional Knowledge

The Bligh Island shipwreck is located in the traditional territory of the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation. From time immemorial and today, members of the Nation walk the beaches, travel and fish on the waters, and know the places, animals and birds, winds and landscapes better than anyone else. Since the M/V Schiedyk started leaking oil at [...]

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