Barge Aground near Quadra Island

DISCLAIMER: Information provided is based on reports received by Emergency Management B.C. Information provided is considered to be current at the time of posting, but is subject to change as new information becomes available.

Incident Description

Incident Date November 9, 2019
Name Barge Aground near Quadra Island (DGIR: 192705)
Source Vessel 
Nearest Community Cape Mudge, B.C. 
Spilled Content None at this time
Who is involved? Transport Canada, Canadian Coast Guard, Lynden Incorporated, B.C. Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy (ENV)


Response Phase Detail

The responsible person or spiller is legally required to clean-up or manage the clean-up of a spill. In incidents where the responsible person is unknown, unable or unwilling to manage the clean up, the Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy (ENV) may assume the role. The updates below reflect the Ministry’s oversight of the spillers’ actions; details describe the spill response phase, only, and not the complete lifecycle of the spill. See More Information for other related reports. 

Updates are in reverse chronological order, with the most recent at the top. Industry-specific language may be explained in the Glossary of Terms (PDF).

Most Recent Update

November 15, 2019 - 1:04 pm

The barge was successfully re-floated this morning and towed to safe harbour in Campbell River for further repairs. No pollution was observed during salvage operations and the situation is stable. Canadian Coast Guard will continue to monitor for pollution while repairs are made. 

No further updates are expected. 

November 14, 2019 - 1:18 pm

On November 9, 2019, a container barge, the Nana Provider, ran aground north of the community of Cape Mudge on Quadra Island. All on-board cargo is contained in rail cars and secured on the top deck. No pollution has been observed.

The owner, Lynden Incorporated, hired divers to assess the barge and a salvage company to create a salvage plan. The salvage plan will be reviewed by Transport Canada before operations begin. A Canadian Coast Guard vessel remains on scene to provide security and ensure public safety. 

Further updates will be provided when new information is available. 

Approximate Incident Location