Derelict boats

Still from a video as a jet boat stopped after speeding on the Vedder River on July 24, 2022. Three men then got out and seriously assaulted an angler on shore. (Anonymous submitted)

VIDEO: Men caught on camera assaulting an angler on B.C. river

3 men jump off jet boat seen speeding on narrow stretch of river, then assault at least one person

 

Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor says the federal government needs to build quickly on previous steps in dealing with the issue of derelict and abandoned boats around the Brentwood Bay and the Saanich Peninsula. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Windsor)

Central Saanich bringing issue of derelict boats to the attention of new federal minister of transportation

Municipality is also asking local MP Elizabeth, local MLA Adam Olsen for support

 

A boat seen sinking in Patricia Bay, near the Canadian Coast Guard station in North Saanich. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sunken sailboat off Saanich Peninsula a low risk to pollute, Coast Guard says

The unoccupied boat was reported sinking in Patricia Bay on Oct. 28

 

A boat that may be a derelict sits half under water and sinking in Patricia Bay late Thursday afternoon (Oct. 28), near the Canadian Coast Guard station in North Saanich. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sailboat sinking in North Saanich’s Patricia Bay

Boat has been anchored in bay near Canadian Coast Guard station since summer, neighbour says

  • Oct 28, 2021
A boat that may be a derelict sits half under water and sinking in Patricia Bay late Thursday afternoon (Oct. 28), near the Canadian Coast Guard station in North Saanich. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
A project between the Dead Boat Disposal Society, Songhees Nation and Ralmax (Salish Sea Industrial Services) and the province sees eight boats removed from the bottom of Oak Bay. (Courtesy Wesley Roe/Dead Boat Disposal Society)

VIDEO: Oak Bay waters a graveyard for sunken vessels as Songhees target 100 in coastal B.C.

Songhees bring in Ralmax, Dead Boat Disposal Society to remove eight sunken vessels

A project between the Dead Boat Disposal Society, Songhees Nation and Ralmax (Salish Sea Industrial Services) and the province sees eight boats removed from the bottom of Oak Bay. (Courtesy Wesley Roe/Dead Boat Disposal Society)
The Dead Boat Disposal Society, Songhees Nation and Ralmax (Salish Sea Industrial Services) remove eight boats from the waters off Oak Bay. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Partnership mining Vancouver Island coastal graveyard for sunken vessels

Sunken derelict removed as group targeting 100 ships from Victoria to Telegraph Cove

The Dead Boat Disposal Society, Songhees Nation and Ralmax (Salish Sea Industrial Services) remove eight boats from the waters off Oak Bay. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Get the “hull” out of here! A crane lifts the hull of the old Bonilla onto a barge on July 21, 2021. (Nick Touchie photo)

Derelict boats removed from Ucluelet Harbour

Coastal Restoration Society receives another $837, 237 to remove 18 derelict vessels

Get the “hull” out of here! A crane lifts the hull of the old Bonilla onto a barge on July 21, 2021. (Nick Touchie photo)
A decommissioned Royal Canadian Navy diving support ship sat derelict in Bridgewater, N.S. in 2019. ANDREW VAUGHAN /THE CANADIAN PRESS

Feds doling out $1.5M for removal of 18 derelict boats from B.C., Atlantic coasts

18 abandoned vessels will be pulled out from Bamfield, Barkley Sound and Nootka Sound waters

A decommissioned Royal Canadian Navy diving support ship sat derelict in Bridgewater, N.S. in 2019. ANDREW VAUGHAN /THE CANADIAN PRESS
A Salish Sea Industrial crane operator removes a derelict sailboat off the shores of Cadboro Bay on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Island landfills make deal to accept coastal clean-up material

Alberni Valley, west coast landfills will generate thousands in revenue with pilot project

A Salish Sea Industrial crane operator removes a derelict sailboat off the shores of Cadboro Bay on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Brian Thacker, owner of Cowichan Bay’s Pacific Industrial & Marine, is disappointed the province didn’t provide funding for a proposal from PIM, in partnership with the Cowichan Tribes, to remove derelict boats from local waters. (File photo)

Application for funding to remove derelict vessels in Cowichan area fails

Province announced $4.5 million for new program on April 28

Brian Thacker, owner of Cowichan Bay’s Pacific Industrial & Marine, is disappointed the province didn’t provide funding for a proposal from PIM, in partnership with the Cowichan Tribes, to remove derelict boats from local waters. (File photo)
A 30-foot Yamaha sloop sailboat broke loose and washed up on shore in Cadboro Bay on Dec. 30, blocking the beach access and narrowly avoiding a glass fence on a nearby property. (Photo courtesy Eric Dahli)

Residents take action after derelict sailboat lands on Greater Victoria beach

Vessel blocked beach access, nearly damaged fence on private property

A 30-foot Yamaha sloop sailboat broke loose and washed up on shore in Cadboro Bay on Dec. 30, blocking the beach access and narrowly avoiding a glass fence on a nearby property. (Photo courtesy Eric Dahli)
The main mast of a sunken boat sticks out from the waters of Cadboro Bay. The local residents’ association is working with other coastal communities to remedy the problem of sunken and washed ashore boats, many of which have been abandoned. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Greater Victoria’s coastal communities take derelict boat issue to the CRD

Group looking for regional body to partner on regulation recommendations

The main mast of a sunken boat sticks out from the waters of Cadboro Bay. The local residents’ association is working with other coastal communities to remedy the problem of sunken and washed ashore boats, many of which have been abandoned. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
Wood chips float in the Salish Sea between Pender and Saltspring Islands on Wednesday morning. (Ian Hinkle Twitter)                                Wood chips float in the Salish Sea between Pender and Saltspring Islands on Wednesday morning. (Ian Hinkle Twitter)

Listing Seaspan barge full of wood chips nearly tips in Haro Strait

Tug and listing barge drifted through Haro Strait Wednesday morning

Wood chips float in the Salish Sea between Pender and Saltspring Islands on Wednesday morning. (Ian Hinkle Twitter)                                Wood chips float in the Salish Sea between Pender and Saltspring Islands on Wednesday morning. (Ian Hinkle Twitter)
Abandoned boats left to freeze on Okanagan Lake cause chaos

Abandoned boats left to freeze on Okanagan Lake cause chaos

Over the last week weather conditions have caused three separate incidents

Abandoned boats left to freeze on Okanagan Lake cause chaos
The Dead Boat Society is working with various levels of government to clean up six boats that washed up in Cadboro Bay over the weekend. (Courtesy of Jerry Donaldson)

Six boat wrecks wash up on Cadboro Bay beaches over the weekend

Dead Boat Society working with Oak Bay, Saanich to clear derelict boats

The Dead Boat Society is working with various levels of government to clean up six boats that washed up in Cadboro Bay over the weekend. (Courtesy of Jerry Donaldson)