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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

Situation Report (Feb 16)

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 [...]

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

Situation Report (Feb 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 [...]

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

Behind the Scenes: Marine Mammal Monitoring

The DFO Marine Mammal Response program (MMRP) has been on-site in Nootka Sound since early December 2020. A member of the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation has joined the surveys and is a key part of our team. The MMRP is conducting marine mammal surveys to evaluate the risk to marine mammals [...]

February 4th, 2021|Categories: Behind The Scenes, Latest Updates|

Situation Report (Feb 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 [...]

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

Behind The Scenes: Local Weather Stations

The Bligh Island Shipwreck response has been aided by the installation of weather stations by Fisheries and Oceans Canada scientists. In late December, Institute of Ocean Sciences staff spent several days equipping three aquaculture facilities in Nootka Sound with weather stations. Winds in mountainous nearshore regions are often highly variable, [...]

January 28th, 2021|Categories: Behind The Scenes, Latest Updates|

Situation Report (Jan 25)

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 [...]

January 26th, 2021|Categories: Situation Reports|

Behind The Scenes: SCAT

SCAT is short for Shoreline Cleanup & Assessment Technique. SCAT helps responders assess and document shorelines contaminated by an oil spill. The SCAT program will generate information on the oiling conditions and will help the management team to decide on the appropriate response treatment techniques and treatment completion. SCAT teams [...]

January 21st, 2021|Categories: Behind The Scenes, Latest Updates|

Situation Update (Jan 19)

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 [...]

January 19th, 2021|Categories: Latest Updates, Situation Reports|

Situation Update (Jan 11)

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 [...]

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

Situation Update (Jan 04)

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 [...]

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

Situation Update (Dec 27)

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’ [...]

December 29th, 2020|Categories: Latest Updates, Situation Reports|

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