Canadian Coast Guard Reports Oil Spill from Container Ship Europe

The Canadian Coast Guard has reported an oil spill from the container ship, Europe, owned by the Greek company, Danaos Corporation. The spill is estimated to be between 60 and 100 liters and was detected while the ship was at anchorage in English Bay. To contain the spill, coast guard officials have placed oil booms around the vessel.

The cause of the spill is under investigation and a representative from Danaos confirmed that the flow of oil has been stopped. No disruptions to the ship’s operations have been reported. The Canadian Coast Guard took immediate action and deployed a helicopter, drones, and pollution response vessels to search for any remaining fuel. Responders reported some non-recoverable sheen off Point Grey and the North Arm.

The Canadian Coast Guard is working to minimize the impact of the spill and to prevent any further damage to the environment. They will continue monitoring the situation and taking necessary actions. The public is advised to stay away from the affected area and to follow any updates and recommendations provided by the coast guard.

This oil spill serves as a reminder of the importance of proper safety measures and environmental protection. The Canadian Coast Guard is taking a proactive approach to this incident and is working to minimize its impact on the environment and marine life.

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