Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Navy Ship Spills Fuel off B.C. Coast, Cleanup Underway

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Navy Ship Spills Fuel off B.C. Coast, Cleanup Underway

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Navy ship spills fuel off B.C. coast

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VANCOUVER - Federal crews are keeping an eye on a 30,000-litre fuel spill from a navy ship in the waters between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland.

HMCS Calgary was sailing near the Georgia Strait traffic lanes when fuel spilled from the vessel.

Maritime Forces Pacific has launched an investigation to determine the cause of the spill, which involved F76 naval fuel.

"F76 is a marine distillate. It is light in nature and is extremely similar to kerosene. This type of fuel will readily evaporate in the marine setting," navy spokeswoman Lt. Melissa Kia said.

She said HMCS Calgary circled back on its path to look for any indication of the spill and aircraft looked for any sheen from the sky. …

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