A sunken barge deemed to be of high risk to the marine environment will soon be removed from waters north of Campbell River, B.C.
“Canada follows the ‘polluter pays’ principle. This means the polluter is liable for the costs of damage caused by their pollution,” wrote Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) in a Thursday news release.
According to DFO, the Trailer Princess operated as a support barge for a logging operation and had a helicopter platform and fuelling capabilities.
Cleanup and stabilization are currently underway, with removal and deconstruction set to begin next week, the department said.