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Tug raised and drained

The 'George H

Tug raised and drained
17 August 2018 - 13:49
The 'George H. Ledcor' that sank at the mouth of the Fraser River off Vancouver has been pulled from the water and the next step was to determine how much fuel leaked from the vessel. The tug was hauling a loaded gravel barge on the north arm of the Fraser River not far from Vancouver International Airport when it capsized late on Aug 13. After the vessel was lifted out of the water, crews were draining potentially contaminated water into a special container on the cranebarge. The tug will then be inspected for damage before it can be moved. Environmental concerns and numerous approvals would be required before it could be moved upriver to a shipyard. The amount of diesel lost is expected to be much lower than the 22,000 litres maximum potential.
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