Fuel spill at Horseshoe Bay terminal leads to ferry cancellations
BC Ferries is thanking their customers for being patient after a couple of sailings were cancelled today. (Jan 30th)
The 10:50 am sailing departing Langdale and the 11:55 am departing Horseshoe Bay were cancelled after a fuel spill.
Astrid Braunschmidt with BC Ferries says they’ll be investigating how this fuel spill happened.
“Just after 9:30 this morning the fuel tank of a semi truck was punctured,” said Braunschmidt.
“The truck was loading onto the Queen of Coquitlam at Horseshoe Bay. Diesel fuel was spilled onto the ramp, the vessel deck a little bit into the water.”
Braunschmidt says their crews are trained in cleanup response and they figure only about 5 litres of the diesel fuel ended up in the ocean. And approximately 200 litres of fuel was spilled onto the ramp and vessel.
-with files from Tommy Wang, MyCoastNow.com