Elva M II (2016) (Steveston Harbour Authority)

LOCATION: Steveston, British Columbia

Case number: 120-704

On November 4/5, 2016, the 19-metre wooden fishing vessel Elva M II sunk at the government dock in Steveston, British Columbia. The local Harbour Authority attended the scene along with the Coast Guard Environmental Response group. They deployed booms and equipment to effectively deal with the pollution threat. Local contractors were engaged to raise the vessel. Once the vessel was raised it was hauled out the water and deconstructed. The Steveston Harbour Authority staff provided effective and timely response to this pollution incident.

On February 9, 2017, the Fund received a claim for costs and expenses in the amount of $7,649.63 from the Harbour Authority. The Claim was investigated and assessed and on February 22, 2017, an offer for the established amount of $7,649.63 plus interest was made. On March 21, 2017 having received an executed Release and Subrogation Agreement, the Administrator paid the claim in the amount of $7,736.30 as full and final settlement of the claim.