Fuel Tanker, "Nanny" Runs Aground In Gjoa Haven, Nunavut
The Nanny, Oil Tanker Owned By Woodward's Oil Runs Aground in Gjoa Haven, In Canadian Arctic
An oil tanker owned by Newfoundland's Woodward's Oil has run aground in Gjoa Haven, off the coast of Nuanvut in Canada's Arctic.
The Nanny, built in 1993, is a 384 foot fuel tanker. It was carrying 9 million liters or 2.4 million gallons of diesel fuel when it went aground.
The Canadian Coast Guard has responded to the situation.
Larry Trigatti, superintendent of environmental response in the Canadian Coast Guard's central and Arctic region issued this statement
"There's no pollution. We've had two overflights of the area," Trigatti said. "The vessel has not reported any damage. There is no egress of water into the vessel and the crew is safe."
So far it seems there is no danger of the diesel fuel leaking into the Arctic waters.
This is the not the first time a fuel tanker owned by Woodward's Shipping has run aground.
The Nanny is the third ship to run aground in Nunavut waters in the last month. Another Woodward's tanker, the Mokami, ran aground near Pangnirtung in early August, though no oil leaked during that incident.