Vessels drift inland at Deep Bay; no apparent threat

The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) confirmed they attended the incident and found two vessels aground while the tide was out

Two vessels broke loose and drifted inland earlier this month from a large cluster of boats anchored in Deep Bay, some of which are thought to be derelict.

The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) confirmed they attended the incident and found two vessels aground while the tide was out. Fisheries and Oceans Canada communications advisor Michelle Imbeau said the vessels posed no threat of pollution to the surrounding environment.

“One vessel had no engine and was taken off the beach (Tuesday morning),” Imbeau told The NEWS in an e-mail. “The other vessel was a fishing vessel that needed to be refloated.” According to CCG, the person who owned both vessels was on scene and the coastguard observed the actions of the owner.

“It is now stable,” she said about the vessel.