Norcon Galatea (2017)

LOCATION: South Coast Newfoundland

Case number: 120-708-R

The Incident
On February 26, 2017, the MV Norcon Galatea, a 123-foot passenger vessel, experienced mechanical problems off the south coast of Newfoundland. The vessel was abandoned at anchor by the crew who were airlifted and the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) considered it to be a potential pollution threat. The vessel owners were fully engaged in the salvage operation and no damage to the vessel was reported nor any release of pollutants.

CCG claimed monitoring costs from the vessel owners and the latter has paid 100% of CCG’s claim.

Measures taken by the Administrator
The Administrator was informed of the incident by CCG on March 8, 2017.

The Claim
No claim has been filed with the Administrator.

The file remains open.