Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Coast Guard Said Small Diesel Spill Has Coloured Vancouver's Harbour

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Coast Guard Said Small Diesel Spill Has Coloured Vancouver's Harbour

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Small diesel spill colours Vancouver harbour

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VANCOUVER - A small diesel slick spotted in Vancouver's False Creek and nearby English Bay isn't large enough to attempt a cleanup, according to a Canadian Coast Guard spokesman.

Dan Bate said in an interview that the colourful slick was reported Friday morning but crew members investigated and determined they wouldn't be able to recover the thin sheen of fuel from the water.

"There was a Western Canada Marine vessel that was nearby, they took a look at the spill, which they determined to be a non-recoverable sheen."

Western Canada Marine was the official clean-up crew that spent days skimming English Bay last year when a grain carrier spilled 2,700 litres of bunker fuel into the water.

Bate said the latest sheen spotted on the water is expected to evaporate quickly and will be broken up by wind and sun. …

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