Ship & Its Owner Face Multiple Charges for Fuel Spill in Bay


At least 2,700 litres of bunker fuel spilled on April 8, 2015, while the vessel MV Marathassa was moored in English Bay, Vancouver. As a result, the ship and its owner have been charged with 10 violations of Canadian shipping laws, the Fisheries Act, the Migratory Bird Act and other environmental laws for, among other things, discharging a pollutant, unlawful disposal of a substance and failing to implement an oil pollution emergency plan [MV Marathassa and Alassia New Ships Management Inc., April 26, 2017].