Dawn Marie (2016)

LOCATION: Strait of Georgia, British Columbia

Case number: 120-730-C

The Incident
On January 8, 2016, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) was notified that the Dawn Marie, a 32-foot crab fishing vessel containing approximately 400 litres of diesel fuel, was taking on water in the Strait of Georgia between Mayne Island and Tsawwassen, British Columbia.

In order to minimize further oil pollution damage, the CCG hired salvage contractors to stabilize the water ingress and tow the vessel to a port of refuge.

The Claim
On November 21, 2017, the Administrator received a claim from CCG acting on behalf of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO/CCG). This claim was in the amount of $11,372.23 and was made pursuant to section 103 of the Marine Liability Act.

The Administrator determined that the claim was admissible under Part 7 of the Act.

Assessment and Offer
On December 7, 2017, after investigation and assessment of the claim, the Administrator made a final offer to DFO/CCG for the established amount of $11,372.33, plus interest, pursuant to section 105 of the Act. Interest on the claim was established in the amount of $672.07.

On December 13, 2017, the Offer was accepted by DFO/CCG.

On December 20, 2017, the Administrator directed payment of $12,044.30 (including $672.07 in accrued interest) to DFO/CCG.

Recovery Action
A demand letter was sent to the owner, but he has not replied.

The file remains open.