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|

Operational Update (Dec 15)

The virtual Incident Command Post (ICP) and on-water crews will continue to respond to the Bligh Island shipwreck leak over the holiday season. The Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation has now joined Unified Command and is working with the Canadian Coast Guard and BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy to [...]

December 15th, 2020|Categories: Situation Reports|

Statement from Unified Command (Dec 11)

December 11, 2020: In mid-September the Canadian Coast Guard received several reports of sheen on the water in Zuciarte Channel near the east end of Bligh Island in Nootka Sound, British Columbia. An initial investigation did not turn up a source and it was thought that the sheen was created [...]

December 9th, 2020|Categories: Situation Reports|

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