The coast guard were seen circling over the Sooke Harbour around 8:30 a.m. this morning.

Sooke Harbour diesel spill evaporated

The Sooke Fire Department responded to a diesel spill around 8 p.m. yesterday night

The diesel spill in Sooke Harbour, reported to the Sooke Fire Rescue Service at 8 p.m. Thursday night, has dissipated on its own.

Fire Chief Steve Sorensen said the spill stretched for one kilometre between Government Whaf and Sooke Rotary Wharf.

The Sooke Coast Guard Auxiliary performed searches of local marinas to see if boats were leaking, and the Sooke fire department scoured beaches on foot, but the leak source could not be located.

Sorensen could not comment on the amount of diesel spilt, but stated the odour was strong on Thursday night.

Residual amounts of diesel were still noticeable around Government Wharf at 7 a.m. this morning, but Sorensen said most of the spill evaporated on its own.

Around 8:30 a.m., the coast guard performed a fly over evaluation and determined most of the spill was gone.

“Everything seems to be okay,” Sorensen said, adding testing will be performed if there are any issues within the next week.

Any boat owners who have an unexplained low tank of fuel are advised to contact the Sooke fire department at 250-642-5422.

 

Just Posted

Greater Victoria officers ready ride Tour de Rock

The annual ride across Vancouver Island for cancer research begins this weekend and arrives in Victoria Oct. 4 and 5

Rain and high winds to hit Vancouver Island this afternoon

Thursday and Friday to see downpour of 20 to 50mm and high winds on Vancouver Island

West Shore RCMP block entrance to Goldstream Park, expected to evict all campers Thursday morning

Roving tent city moved to provincial park Wednesday, advocates say homeless unfairly targeted

New program earmarks $10 million for wildfires

Sooke will aim to use funds for fuel mitigation

United Way asks Victoria to share local love

2018 campaign aims to raise another $5M

The longest week: Carolinas worn out by Florence

Frustration and sheer exhaustion are building as thousands of people wait to go home seven days after the storm began battering the coast.

Admitting mistakes is the first step

On Friday afternoon a dramatic three-vehicle crash took place on Highway, an… Continue reading

Vancouver councillors move ahead with policy for duplexes on detached home lots

Mayor Gregor Robertson says the decision is another step toward adding homes in the city for the so-called “missing middle.”

Canada’s goal is to play in a medal game at World Cup in Spain

The 2014 women’s world basketball championships were a coming out party for Canada.

World Anti-Doping Agency reinstates Russia

There was no mention of Russia publicly accepting a state-sponsored conspiracy to help its athletes win Olympic medals by doping.

Prolific offender arrested in Nanaimo after sleeping in stolen car

Jackson Filgate, 34, of Nanaimo, faces stolen property, drug charges after being arrested Sept. 18

Nanaimo’s Tilray pot stock continues rising, firm now worth more than $21 billion US

The B.C. company’s shares have risen more than 1,000 % since its initial public offering in July

Most Read