South Wind (2015)

LOCATION: Sechelt Inlet, British Columbia

Case number: 120-714

On August 31, 2015, the CCG received a report that the fishing vessel South Wind was mostly submerged near the marina at Sechelt Inlet, British Columbia. The vessel was discharging oil into the marine environment. The South Wind was a 36-foot wooden hulled fishing vessel. The Coast Guard assumed the role of On-Scene-Commander. Resources including a response craft and crew were deployed by Coast Guard from Richmond, BC to the incident site. The owner was unsuccessful in his attempt to salvage his vessel and address the pollution threat. Subsequently, a local contractor refloated and removed the vessel from the water.

On March 30, 2017, the Administrator received a claim from Cost Guard on behalf of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for costs and expenses in the amount of $14,300.21. The file remains open.