Clean Marine BC

Abandoned or Derelict Vessels Program resolution

Derelict vessel Arbutus Isle

Derelict vessel Arbutus Isle

Saanich Council has passed a resolution to urge the federal and provincial governments to establish an “Abandoned and Derelict Vessel Program” as well as an “End of Life Vessel Disposal Program”. The resolution was endorsed by the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC) at their convention in Nanaimo April 8 to 10, 2016. It now goes to the Union of BC Municipalities and the Executive of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in September.

Updates to follow as the resolution progresses.

View our submission to AVICC prior to the convention expressing our support for the resolution, along with our concerns regarding the proposed fee structure.

View the full Saanich derelict and abandoned vessel resolution and report.

Return to Abandoned and Derelict Vessels page.