LOCATION: Falls Point Wharf in Wood’s Harbour, Nova Scotia
Case number: 120-692
On December 29, 2015, the Coast Guard was advised that the abandoned 15.58 meter wooden F/V Kings Endeavour was sinking a the Falls Point Wharf in Wood’s Harbour, Nova Scotia. The owner was contacted and promised to undertake necessary repairs but later was not cooperative. The local Harbour Authority and Coast Guard concluded that the vessel was a pollution threat and engaged contractors in April 2016, to remove 900 litres of fuel, 100 litres of lube and hydraulic oils and 2,500 litres of oily bilge water.
Coast Guard had the roles of On-scene Commander, Responder and Federal Monitoring Officer during the response to this pollution threat.
The Administrator received a claim from DFO/CCG on August 9, 2016, in the amount of $5,773.41. It was investigated and assessed and on August 18 the Administrator made an offer to Coast Guard of $5,234.32 plus interest. The Coast Guard accepted the offer, and the payment was made.
The Administrator considered all options available for recourse action. Given that the owner of this vessel is also the owner of the Farley Mowat and the Cape Rouge and that the Administrator is currently seeking a default judgment for these two claims, it was decided that it was not necessary to commence another action. The Administrator closed the file on November 23, 2016.