Boat sinks in Port Moody Inlet

A boat tied to the pier at Port Moody
A boat tied to the pier at Port Moody's Rocky Point Park sinks Thursday.
— image credit: RUTH FOSTER

A 28-foot pleasure craft tied to the end of the pier at Rocky Point Park in Port Moody sank on Thursday, leaking an unknown amount of fuel into the harbour.

Port Metro Vancouver arrived on scene shortly after 11 a.m. and were in the process of figuring out what to do with the abandoned vessel as the Tri-City News was going to print.

"We have a boat that appears to have been tied to the end of the dock," said Dave Teixeira, a spokesperson for the city. "It looks like it could be part of the derelict boats that we have in our harbour."

Police were looking into the boats registration to determine who owns the craft, while Port Metro Vancouver crews were working to contain the spill.

Cleanup sheets were expected to be used to mop up some of the fuel leaking from the vessel.

"There is fuel that has leaked into the inlet," he said. "How much? I'm not sure."

Port Moody city staff had closed the pier Thursday morning while crews worked to sort out the situation. Police were also on scene.

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