Canadian Coast Guard

The Canadian Coast Guard placed a containment boom around the sunken barge Trailer Princess in Duncan Bay in spring 2022. File photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Sunken barge to be removed from Duncan Bay north of Campbell River

Pollution removal and barge stabilization is underway

 

CCGS Cape McKay and 24 passengers and crew aboard the MV Chinook Princess arrive safely in the Ucluelet Harbour on July 30. (Cathy Gilbert photo)

Ucluelet whale watching boat towed to shore after taking on water

The MV Chinook Princess got into trouble around Turret Island within the Broken Group Islands

 

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Crew OK as fishing vessel sinks after hitting rocks in Alberni Inlet

Gillnetter with roughly 500 litres of diesel onboard goes down near Hocking Point on Monday morning

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Campbell River resident Dennis Parfitt captured this photo of a search and rescue helicopter and Canadian Coast Guard vessel Cape Palmerston conducting a night training exercise Tuesday, June 28 around 10 p.m. just offshore from Rockland Road in Campbell River on the north end of Georgia Strait. Dennis Parfitt photo

Coast Guard and 442 Squadron conduct night training exercise off Campbell River

Powerful helicopter engine disturbs a peaceful night in south end of city

Campbell River resident Dennis Parfitt captured this photo of a search and rescue helicopter and Canadian Coast Guard vessel Cape Palmerston conducting a night training exercise Tuesday, June 28 around 10 p.m. just offshore from Rockland Road in Campbell River on the north end of Georgia Strait. Dennis Parfitt photo
The cargo hold of CCGS Sir Wilfred Grenfell is seen during a tour as part of the inaugural Coast Guard Day June 11. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Coast Guard marks 60 years with open house at Victoria station

The inaugural Coast Guard Day also welcomed CCGS Sir Wilfred Grenfell to west coast operations

The cargo hold of CCGS Sir Wilfred Grenfell is seen during a tour as part of the inaugural Coast Guard Day June 11. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Rigid-hull inflatable fast rescue craft with three person crews operate out of the inshore rescue boat stations. Canadian Coast Guard photo

Canadian Coast Guard setting up seasonal station on Cortes

Inshore rescue boat stations will re-open this year on May 20

Rigid-hull inflatable fast rescue craft with three person crews operate out of the inshore rescue boat stations. Canadian Coast Guard photo
Firefighters and paramedics prepare to transfer a man to an ambulance stretcher at the Crofton docks. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Man with hypothermia brought into shore by Coast Guard vessel

Patient in non-critical condition after incident in Trincomali Channel

Firefighters and paramedics prepare to transfer a man to an ambulance stretcher at the Crofton docks. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Nanaimo RCMP, Canadian Coast Guard, Nanaimo Search and Rescue, and the Nanaimo Port Authority are searching the waters of Nanaimo Harbour for a man presumed to have drowned. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Search underway for man missing and feared drowned in Nanaimo Harbour

Woman clinging to boat rescued, but search continues for man

Nanaimo RCMP, Canadian Coast Guard, Nanaimo Search and Rescue, and the Nanaimo Port Authority are searching the waters of Nanaimo Harbour for a man presumed to have drowned. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
The Canadian Coast Guard has placed a containment boom around the sunken Trailer Princess barge in Duncan Bay. Photo by Alistair Taylor/ Campbell River Mirror

Large barge sinking in Campbell River

Canadian Coast Guard has removed approx. 34,000 litres of fuel from craft

The Canadian Coast Guard has placed a containment boom around the sunken Trailer Princess barge in Duncan Bay. Photo by Alistair Taylor/ Campbell River Mirror
The Port Alberni Wounded Warriors team, led by Dave Nesbitt in front, runs down Third Avenue during a practice run in 2021. The team will be arriving in Port Alberni on March 3, 2022 for a fundraiser dinner at the Legion. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Pair of Vancouver Island first responders run with Wounded Warriors

Maria Marciano, Dave Nesbitt and team taking part in annual Island-wide mental health trek

The Port Alberni Wounded Warriors team, led by Dave Nesbitt in front, runs down Third Avenue during a practice run in 2021. The team will be arriving in Port Alberni on March 3, 2022 for a fundraiser dinner at the Legion. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
A 58-foot vessel caught fire between Malcolm Island and Port McNeill. (Deb Waslewski / Sointula, Malcolm Island Sharing Community & Area Information Facebook photo)

58-foot vessel catches fire and sinks between Malcolm Island and Port McNeill

One person aboard was rescued by coast guard’s emergency fast rescue craft

A 58-foot vessel caught fire between Malcolm Island and Port McNeill. (Deb Waslewski / Sointula, Malcolm Island Sharing Community & Area Information Facebook photo)
CCGS Cape Ann responded to a vessel that ran aground near Tofino on Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)

Four injured in water taxi crash near Tofino

Ahousaht Coast Guard Auxiliary received a report that a vessel had run aground near Catface Mountain

CCGS Cape Ann responded to a vessel that ran aground near Tofino on Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Cape Mudge lighthouse at the southern tip of Quadra Island, opposite Campbell River. (John McKinley file)

Coast Guard seeking feedback on Cape Mudge foghorn sound

Part of review process for all navigational aids in area

The Cape Mudge lighthouse at the southern tip of Quadra Island, opposite Campbell River. (John McKinley file)
Members of Ocean Pacific Marine with representatives from the Canadian Coast Guard and Public Works Canada at the company’s shipyard in Campbell River, backed by the first ‘Cape Class’ boat to be upgraded. Photo courtesy Ocean Pacific Marine.

Campbell River company awarded $23.4 million federal contract to renew Coast Guard motorboats

Ocean Pacific Marine to renew 13 Cape Class boats used in search and rescue

Members of Ocean Pacific Marine with representatives from the Canadian Coast Guard and Public Works Canada at the company’s shipyard in Campbell River, backed by the first ‘Cape Class’ boat to be upgraded. Photo courtesy Ocean Pacific Marine.
Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft Siyay was involved in a collision with a moored sailboat in Ganges Harbour off Salt Spring Island on Monday night. (Photo courtesy of the Canadian Coast Guard/Government of Canada)

Coast Guard hovercraft hits sailboat during Salt Spring Island medevac mission

No one injured, crew able to completed emergency transport to Vancouver after incident

Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft Siyay was involved in a collision with a moored sailboat in Ganges Harbour off Salt Spring Island on Monday night. (Photo courtesy of the Canadian Coast Guard/Government of Canada)
Ships work to control a fire onboard the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Sunday, October 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

105 containers that fell from cargo ship near B.C. believed to have sunk: coast guard

Canadian Coast Guard says it is working with the ship’s owner to determine the next steps

Ships work to control a fire onboard the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Sunday, October 24, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Ships work to control a fire onboard the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Sunday, October 24, 2021. The container ship caught fire on Saturday and 16 crew members were evacuated and brought to Ogden Point Pier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Drifting shipping containers leave Vancouver Island communities with many questions

Containers spotted as far north as Cape Scott, as of Wednesday, none had been retrieved

Ships work to control a fire onboard the MV Zim Kingston about eight kilometres from the shore in Victoria, B.C., on Sunday, October 24, 2021. The container ship caught fire on Saturday and 16 crew members were evacuated and brought to Ogden Point Pier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Shipping containers from the MV Zim Kingston are seen after they spilled from a ship west of Neah Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

Chunk of Christmas cheer lost at sea as overboard container list balloons to 106

Contents lost from smouldering MV Zim Kingston include decorations, paddleboards and chemicals

Shipping containers from the MV Zim Kingston are seen after they spilled from a ship west of Neah Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)
The fire on the container ship Zim Kingston anchored near Victoria has been stabilized as of Oct. 24. Five crew members remain onboard. (Courtesy Canadian Coast Guard)

UPDATE: Container ship still smouldering as storm hampers firefighting efforts

Crews have been dousing a chemical fire onboard MV Zim Kingston off Victoria since Saturday

The fire on the container ship Zim Kingston anchored near Victoria has been stabilized as of Oct. 24. Five crew members remain onboard. (Courtesy Canadian Coast Guard)