Skipper may have been operating 55-foot fishing vessel under the influence of both drugs and alcohol

Richmond RCMP said it received a call at around 1:30 p.m. on May 17 of a vessel being operated “erratically” in Steveston Harbour. Upon arrival, officers discovered that the 55-foot fishing vessel had run aground on some rocks near Garry Point Park. The RCMP then deployed its own patrol vessel, the Fraser Guardian, to help the Coast Guard rescue the captain and another man from the boat. According to police, the pair was uninjured. evidence at the scene indicated that both alcohol and drugs “appear to have been factors in this incident,” say police. As a result, the captain was taken into custody,,,, photos, >click to read< – and >click here< 18:48

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