Tag Archives: Campbell River

Skipper nods off, vessel collides with breakwater in Campbell River

A fishing vessel going cruising speed hit the breakwater at a marina in Campbell River last night. The captain of The Powell River Queen, the ferry the runs between Campbell River and Quadra Island, witnessed the event, said Deborah Marshall, executive director of public affairs for B.C. Ferries. watch the video here 11:31

Sockeye salmon are flooding into Campbell River and Fishermen Missing Out on Once in a Lifetime Salmon Run – Video

Sockeye salmon are flooding into Campbell River now in numbers never seen by lifelong fisherman, but there is growing frustration that quota limits mean the commercial fishing community is missing out on an ocean of opportunity. Watch the Video here 16:18

British Columbia: American skipper arrested Monday on suspicion of impaired operation of a vessel after his fishing boat ran aground near Kelsey Bay

The 58-foot American F/V Arline was heading south when it ran aground and the two remaining crew members apparently tried to abandon ship. Conditions may have been foggy at the time. The two remaining crew were safely evacuated and the captain was escorted to Campbell River while Coast Guard towed his boat. Awaiting the captain at the docks in Campbell River were Mounties, Canadian Border Services, Transport Canada, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Police arrested the captain on suspicion of impaired operation of a motor vessel and dangerous operation of a motor vessel. [email protected] 18:00