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Tug boat leaking diesel after petroleum barge runs aground near Bella Bella

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    Tug boat leaking diesel after petroleum barge runs aground near Bella Bella

    A tug and barge that carries petroleum products to and from Alaska through B.C.’s Inside Passage has run aground near Bella Bella. The Canadian Coast Guard confirms the Nathan E. Stewart, an articulated tug/barge owned by the Texas-based Kirby Corporation, ran aground at Edge Reef in Seaforth Channel just after 1 a.m. Thursday.

    The coast guard says the 287-foot long fuel barge was empty, but the 100-foot tug itself is leaking diesel fuel. People on the scene at noon said that the tug was half under water and on its way to sinking completely.

    “Mitigation measures have been taken by the tug operators to try to minimize leaking. Efforts are continuing,” Michelle Imbeau, Canadian Coast Guard spokesperson, said in an email to the Vancouver Sun.

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    http://www.theprovince.com/news/local+news/petroleum+barge+runs+aground+near+bella+bella/12278603/story.html

    This video from 2015 is a protest of the Special Permission the tanker was given to travel the inside passage.

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