January 14, 2014 4:46 pm

Derelict tug boat sinks off Squamish coast

Video: A tugboat sinking in Squamish harbour is highlighting a problem that’s been frustrating locals for several months. Linda Aylesworth explains.

The Coast Guard was on scene in Howe Sound Tuesday, after a tug boat sank this morning off the coast of Squamish.

The ship is believed to be named “Elf” and had reportedly been docked there for a few years and was operational.

According to the Squamish Streamkeepers Society, four boats have sunk in the last month.

Squamish RCMP say all resources are being pulled to contain the environmental impact, as oil is leaking from the boat.

It is unclear at this time what caused the boat to sink.

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