About 30,000 litres of fuel was leaked into the waters of the Strait of Georgia from the HMCS Calgary.
According to an announcement by Maritime Forces (Pacific), the HMCS Calgary was carrying out a fuel transfer on Saturday, February 24th, when 30,000 litres of F-76 fuel (a kerosene-like substance that evaporates quickly) was leaked into the Strait of Georgia.
MARPAC released a statement saying they are coordinating with Environment Climate Change Canada, Canadian Coast Guard, Transport Canada and BC Emergency Management to assess the severity of the spill.
The response to the leak is still in its early stages. An investigation is being carried out to determine if and how marine life has been affected by it, and what actions need to be taken to prevent further damage.
On Feb 24, #HMCSCalgary reported a fuel spill of approx. 30,000L while at sea. We are coordinating with @environmentca, @CCG_GCC, @Transport_gc and EMBC to ensure necessary actions are taken and information gathered to support further investigation. https://t.co/OZlBhanTLS pic.twitter.com/GkILK7oWSP
— MARPAC/FMAR(P) (@MARPAC_FMARP) February 26, 2018