François (2017)

LOCATION: Clarenville, Newfoundland

Case number: 120-725-R

The Incident
On September 23, 2017, at Clarenville, Newfoundland, the fishing vessel François was dragging anchor. The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) responded and contracted a tug to respond.

As of October 17, the owner of the François had reportedly made arrangements for Newco Recyclers to dismantle the vessel at Burry’s Shipyard, Clarenville.

On November 30, 2017, the CCG was informed that the owner was participating in the resolution of the incident. A recycler was hired to take the vessel out of the water, although there were no docks in the vicinity of the recycler that would accept the vessel. The CCG was content to monitor while the owner proceeded with his plans.

The Claim
No claim has been filed with the Administrator.

The file remains open.

Related Files
Sikuk (2017), Case number: 120-712-R (same date and location, same type of incident, i.e. ship dragging anchor, same potential claimant)