DAILY NEWS Jan 23, 2013 4:05 PM - 0 comments

Shipping company fined after diesel spilled in Labrador harbour

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By: HazMat Staff
January 23, 2013 2013-01-23

Coastal Shipping Limited and the operator of the vessel Mokami have been fined $115,000 after spilling 70 litres of diesel fuel into the waters of Williams Harbour in Labrador.

Coastal Shipping Limited and operator Bradley Doyle pled guilty to violations under the federal Fisheries Act, according to a January 17, 2013 news release from Environment Canada.

The company was fined $100,000, and Doyle must pay $15,000

Environment Canada says the spill occurred while fuel was being transferred from the ship to storage tanks in the community. The company and ship’s master pleaded guilty to failing to properly clean up the spill or mitigate damage, and failing to report it to authorities.

Williams Harbour, known locally as Tabby’s Harbour, is located within the environmentally-sensitive Gilbert Bay Marine Protected Area. Gilbert Bay provides important habitat for a variety of fish species, including the unique Gilbert Bay Atlantic Cod population.

Half of the total fines will go into the Environmental Damages Fund for priority projects that will benefit the natural environment.

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