Friday, 30 August 2019 09:44

BC seeking solutions to address abandoned boats

575 Abandoned Ships

 

The provincial government is currently exploring ways to prevent vessels from being abandoned in the first place and find recycling solutions to keep salvaged marine debris out of landfills.  Transport Canada’s Abandoned Boats Program provides funding to assist with the removal of abandoned and/or wrecked small boats posing a hazard in Canadian waters and the new Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act makes it illegal to abandon boats. Sheila Malcolmson, MLA for Nanaimo and parliamentary secretary for environment, will be making recommendations for a provincial action plan, in co-ordination with the federal government, to eliminate the environmental threats caused by abandoned vessels. Success stories and suggestions from British Columbia and other regions can be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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