Bella Bella

2016

The Nathan E. Stewart, a 10,000-tonne tanker barge, ran aground in Seaforth Channel near Bella Bella in October 2016, leaking more than 100,000 litres of diesel fuel.

Plumper Bay

2016

A barge broke free of its mooring and ran aground in Esquimalt Harbour in May 2016, spilling 20,000 to 30,000 litres of diesel fuel.

M/V Marathassa

2015

The M/V Marathassa, a bulk grain carrier, leaked 2,700 litres of bunker C into Vancouver’s English Bay in April 2015.

M.G. Zalinski

2013

In 2013, the federal government launched a major operation to recover the fuel of M.G. Zalinski, a U.S. Army transport vessel that had sunk on B.C.’s North Coast in 1946.

Deepwater Horizon

2010

After the British Petroleum-owned Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, an estimated 780 million litres of oil spilled from the seafloor.

Inlet Drive

2007

When the Trans Mountain crude oil pipeline beneath the Barnet Highway was ruptured by a backhoe in July 2007, 100,000 litres of spilled synthetic bitumen (synbit) traveled through storm drains into Burrard Inlet.

Westwood Anette

2006

In August 2006, a large forest products carrier was punctured when leaving a pulp terminal in Squamish, rupturing the ship’s day tank and causing a leak of 50,000 litres of black oil.

Queen of the North

2006

BC Ferries’ Queen of the North ran aground at Gil Island south of Prince Rupert in March 2006, with 220,000 litres of diesel fuel and 23,000 litres of lubricating oil on board.

Wabamum Lake

2005

More than 40 CN rail cars derailed near the shore of Wabamum Lake west of Edmonton in August 2005, spilling 800,000 litres of bunker C.

Exxon Valdez

1989

When the Exxon Valdez oil tanker struck a reef in Alaska’s Prince William Sound in March 1989, 40.9 million litres of crude oil spilled from its tanks.

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