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Coast Guard responds to fuel slick in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour, finds ‘unrecoverable sheen’

Aerial view of fuel slick in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour
Global News 1 flew over a fuel slick in Vancouver's Coal Harbour on Friday afternoon.

The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) was deployed to Vancouver’s Coal Harbour to investigate a fuel slick on Friday.

According to a CCG spokesperson, environmental response officers from the Kitsilano Coast Guard base attended the scene Friday afternoon.

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“It was determined to be from a vessel transiting from the fuel dock to its moorage in Coal Harbour,” the spokesperson said.

“The product on the water was determined to be an unrecoverable sheen.”

The Coast Guard confirmed the vessel is a yacht but did not know its name.

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Images from the scene showed a long, shiny slick extending into Coal Harbour where it appeared to be pooling around a number of vessels.

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The Coast Guard said marine spills may spread and look larger than they actually are.

The City of Vancouver said they are aware of the spill and referred the case to the Coast Guard.

Photos sent in by John Preissl showed the slick had made its way to the rocks on the shore of the marina.

An "unrecoverable sheen" was found to have leaked from a yacht in Vancouver's Coal Harbour Friday, June 7, 2019.
An "unrecoverable sheen" was found to have leaked from a yacht in Vancouver's Coal Harbour Friday, June 7, 2019. John Preissl
An "unrecoverable sheen" was found to have leaked from a yacht in Vancouver's Coal Harbour Friday, June 7, 2019.
An "unrecoverable sheen" was found to have leaked from a yacht in Vancouver's Coal Harbour Friday, June 7, 2019. John Preissl
An "unrecoverable sheen" was found to have leaked from a yacht in Vancouver's Coal Harbour Friday, June 7, 2019.
An "unrecoverable sheen" was found to have leaked from a yacht in Vancouver's Coal Harbour Friday, June 7, 2019. John Preissl