Clam beds at risk after sinking tug spills fuel near Bella Bella, says local First Nation

First Nations on B.C.’s Central Coast are worried about environmental damage after a tug boat that left Alaska with nearly 200,000 litres of diesel fuel ran aground early Thursday morning near Bella Bella.

The Nathan E. Stewart and the empty fuel barge DBL 55 crashed on Edge Reef, in Seaforth Channel near Athlone Island, just after 1 a.m. PT, Thursday. While the fuel barge was empty, the tug was leaking diesel.

Published October 14, 2016

Last modified on November 14, 2017