Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

October 13, 2015 14:28 ET

Statement: Northern Quebec Fuel Spill

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 13, 2015) - The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) successfully completed the last of its operations following the fuel oil spill near the community Salluit, West of Ungava Bay, in Northern Quebec that began on October 7, 2015. The CCGS Terry Fox and the M/T Sarah Desgagnés have left. I would like to extend my congratulations and gratitude to partners, stakeholders, and Aboriginal groups for their enormous contribution, support and efforts during the effective management of the fuel spill operation. This was a great example of an operation conducted professionally and efficiently.

I would also like to thank the Mayor and the community for their collaboration and support.

As we do for every incident, the CCG and its partners monitored the marine environment for residual fuel. Transport Canada's National Aerial Surveillance Program also conducted regular fly-overs.

The CCG and its federal partners work hard to protect our marine environments and our coastlines and to ensure that economic activities on our waters are conducted safely and responsibly.

Greg Lick

Director General, CCG Operations

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