Calgary Suffers Fuel Spill in Georgia Strait

In the morning of February 24, 2018, HMCS Calgary in the Straits of Georgia, reported a spill of approximately 30,000L of F76 fuel type to CFB Esquimalt and Environment Canada.

Maritime Forces (Pacific) is co-ordinating with Environment Climate Change Canada, Canadian Coast Guard, Transport Canada, and BC Emergency Management.

Maritime Forces (Pacific) has launched an investigation into the cause of spill. A thorough investigation will take place and the results will inform our procedures going forward.

The Department of National Defense is responsible for the environment and is being supported by the Canadian Coast Guard.

The fuel response is still in its initial stages. As the situation progresses, it will become clearer to the timeline for any required spill clean-up.

As it relates to impact on fisheries or local marine life in the area, it is too early to say, but the impact will be evaluated and appropriate actions taken if necessary.

Canadian Armed Forces Assets at Nanoose Bay on alert to the United States Marine Response Corporation of the situation.

In addition, Harbor Air, BC Ferries and the public have been alerted to the look of the spill and report them to our Regional Joint Operations Center at 250-363-5848.

On the morning of February 24, 2018, HMCS Calgary near the Strait of Georgia taxiway reported a spill of approximately 30,000 L of F76 fuel at CFB Esquimalt and Environment Canada.

Maritime Forces (Pacific) is coordinating with Environment Canada, Climate Change Canada, the Canadian Coast Guard, Transport Canada and BC Emergency Management (EMBC) to ensure that necessary actions are taken and implemented. that the information supports a survey is collected.

Maritime Forces (Pacific) has launched an investigation to determine the cause of the spill. The results of this comprehensive investigation will inform our future procedures to prevent future spills of this nature.

The Department of National Defense is responsible for the environmental response and clean-up of the spill, and is supported by the Canadian Coast Guard when required.

The response to the fuel spill is still in its initial stages. As the situation evolves, it will become clearer as to the time required for any required cleaning.

Regarding the impact on fishing or local marine life in the area, it is too early to say, but the impact will be assessed, and appropriate measures will be taken if necessary.

As a proactive measure, Maritime Forces (Pacific) has been alerting Canadian Armed Forces resources at Nanoose Bay, preparing our guard ship and informing the Western Canada Marine Response Corporation of the situation.

In addition, Harbor Air, BC Ferries and the public have been advised to look for signs of spills and report them to our Regional Joint Operations Center at 250-363-5848.

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