Posted by Zig Zag
An American tug pushing an empty fuel barge has sunk after running aground near Bella Bella.
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans says the tug Nathan E. Stewart hit ground on Edge Reef near Athlone Island just after 1 am this morning.
Heiltsuk elected Chief Marilyn Slett says the tug sank completely just before 10 am, and that the Nation’s most recent estimate is that it has spilled more than 200,000 litres of fuel.
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Tags: Heiltsuk, Kirby Corporation, Nathan E. Stewart, oil spill, oil tankers, tug boat sinking
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