Baccalieu Endeavour (2017)

LOCATION: Musgrave Harbour, Newfoundland

Case number: 120-739-C1

The Incident
On April 4, 2017, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) was advised that the Baccalieu Endeavour (40.45 GRT), a fibreglass hull, 15.69 metre fishing vessel, was partly submerged and listing heavily to port at the wharf of Musgrave Harbour, Newfoundland. Two CCG personnel arrived on site the following day and met with the owner who was in the process of responding to the emergency.

On April 6, 2017, the CCG personnel retuned to the site to monitor the owner led response. The vessel was raised and upright by the afternoon of April 6, 2017. The Baccalieu Endeavour held approximately 800 litres of diesel fuel and 300 litres of lube and hydraulic oils at the time of the occurrence; there was no observable release of pollution. The area supports an active commercial groundfish industry.

The Claim
On December 29, 2017, CCG acting on behalf of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO/CCG) filed a claim with the Administrator for costs and expenses incurred to respond to the incident in the amount of $5,146.31, pursuant to the Marine Liability Act.

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

Assessment and Offer
On February 7, 2018, after investigation and assessment of the claim, the Administrator made an Offer to DFO/CCG for the established amount of $5,045.49, plus interest. DFO/CCG accepted the offer on February 13.

On February 14, the Administrator directed payment of $5,179.44 including $133.95 in accrued interest) to DFO/CCG, as full and final payment of the claim.

The file remains open.