LOCATION: Ahousat, British Columbia
Case number: 120-710
The CCG received a report that the fishing vessel Command Performance was sinking at the dock in Ahousat, BC on Sunday July 10, 2016. The old vessel was discharging oil into the marine environment and was determined to be a pollution threat. Coast Guard response personnel responded from Tofino lifeboat station. The vessel was boomed and Coast Guard assumed the role of On-scene-Commander. Attempts to locate the owner were unsuccessful. Local contractors were engaged to plug the vessel’s fuel vents and to refloat the vessel. CCG personnel continued to monitor the salvage operation. The vessel was towed to the Saltair Marine yard in Ladysmith and eventually deconstructed.
On March 21, 2017, the Administrator received a claim from Coast Guard, on behalf of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, for costs and expenses in the amount of $116,433.70, made pursuant to the Marine Liability Act. The file remains open.