Sikuk (2017)

LOCATION: Clarenville, Newfoundland

Case number: 120-712-R

The Incident
On September 23, 2017, at Clarenville, Newfoundland, the fishing vessel Sikuk was dragging anchor. The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) responded and contracted a tug to assist. The condition of the Sikuk was poor and the vessel was at risk of sinking.

As of October 17, 2017, the owner of the Sikuk had received recommendations and a plan from specialized consultants to have the vessel towed to another port where it would be dismantled. As of that date, the owner of the Sikuk is in non-compliance with the Direction Order issued under Section 180 of the Canada Shipping Act, 2001.

As of November 30, 2017, correspondence between CCG and the shipowner’s legal representative was still ongoing but no acceptable plan for addressing the vessel had been provided.

The Claim
As of March 31, 2018, no claim had been filed with the Administrator.

This file remains open.

Related Files
François (2017), Case number: 120-725-R (same date and location, same type of incident, i.e. ship dragging anchor, same potential claimant).