Océan Uannaq tug salvage

The salvage of the Uannaq tug, which sank on April 1, 2016, in the Saint Lawrence River, 300 m from the L’Île-des-Soeurs west jetty, was completed on Saturday afternoon (May 28).  During the operations, about 10 L of oil spilled from the craft. Every environmental contingency measure set out in the salvage plan was immediately carried out, including the use of booms to contain and absorb the oil.

Once out of the water, the boat was brought to the west jetty and handed over to the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) for analysis.  Later the same day, the TSB returned the tugboat to Signature on the Saint Lawrence.

All stakeholders connected to this situation were informed.

The salvage plan was approved by the competent authorities, including the Canadian Coast Guard and Transport Canada, and was executed in keeping with the environmental and health and safety rules applicable in such circumstances.