Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Coast Guard Investigating Cause Of Sinking Ship

The Canadian Coast Guard says the cause behind a ship taking on water in Bridgewater remains unknown. The vessel, known as the Cape Rouge, is continuing to leak fluids. However, the Coast Guard has setup additional booms with absorbent pads that soak up fuel and not water. The ship began sinking Monday at the Port of Bridgewater. Canadian Coast Guard senior response officer, Keith Laidlaw, says they're working to stabilize the vessel and remove all pollutants.

Laidlaw has been told estimates of between 3,700 and 7,500 litres of fuel is on board the ship. He says the Coast Guard will be on top of the situation until the vessel is no longer an environmental threat.