Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Salvage Operation Wraps, Clean-Up Continues for Sunken Tug off B.C. Coast

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Salvage Operation Wraps, Clean-Up Continues for Sunken Tug off B.C. Coast

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Salvage operation wraps for sunken B.C. tug

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BELLA BELLA, B.C. - Efforts to remove a sunken tug from the waters off British Columbia's central coast have wrapped up, but crews continue to clean-up and survey the damage left behind.

The latest situation report on the Nathan E. Stewart says a barge hauling the damaged vessel arrived in Surrey, B.C., Saturday and the salvage operation is now considered complete.

Protective booms in the Seaforth Channel, near Bella Bella, where the boat ran aground and sank last month have been removed, though teams continue to sample water, sediment, vegetation and tissue in the area.

The report says results of the sampling will be released to the public in January or early February unless results show that immediate notification is necessary. …

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