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Boating BC launches next phase of abandoned boat education and awareness program

For decades, abandoned boats have increasingly littered coastal shorelines and waterways, posing an environmental and safety risk. As concerns mounted, Boating BC Association was among those advocating action. With the help of Transport Canada, Boating BC made the important decision three years ago to establish the national Abandoned Boats Program. One key aspect of the program involves the identification, removal ...

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Canadian Government passes Abandoned Vessels Act

Wrecked, abandoned, and hazardous vessels, including small boats, pose environmental, economic, and safety hazards, and are a concern for coastal and inland water communities across Canada. The Government of Canada, through its Oceans Protection Plan, is taking action to deter this irresponsible practice and recently passed Bill C-64: the Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act. The Act prohibits vessel abandonment and ...

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