Race to drain diesel fuel from sunken tug underway off B.C. coast

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BELLA BELLA, B.C. — Salvage crews have begun the process of removing thousands of litres of diesel from a sunken 30-metre tug off British Columbia"s central coast.

Divers began the operation late Monday afternoon by connecting equipment to fuel tanks aboard the Nathan E. Stewart, which rests in about nine metres of water at the mouth of Seaforth Channel, about 20 kilometres west of Bella Bella.

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