Attendees: See List
Outcomes and Actions:
- Coast Guard & BC Lands will apprise the participants of various related initiatives as they arise.
will prepare an inventory of boats moored and/or at anchor in Cadboro
Bay, and of moorage buoys present in Cadboro Bay. A preliminary
inventory has been commenced by Ian Hinkle (see note below) to determine
the numbers, locations, status and state of existing buoys, and any
indication of ownership.
will place an “identification request brochure” on each of the vessels
moored and anchored in Cadboro Bay, containing a brief advisory note and
fill-in sheet on the value to the owner of community and officials
knowing the contact for the boat in the event of a of a distress event
while moored or at anchor. A draft contact sheet will be prepared and
circulated for comment.
- Participating Community Associations
will contact residents who have a view of Cadboro Bay requesting them
to report various vessel related issues under the auspice of “Cadboro
Bay Watch”. A draft contact information sheet will be prepared and
circulated for comment.
signage for placement at intervals on Cadboro Bay beach by both the
Municipalities of Saanich and Oak Bay will be prepared and circulated
for approval. Once approved these will be posted by both
Municipalities. For Example:
VESSEL of CONCERN
Call CANADA COAST GUARD 1-800-889-8852
next meeting will be called at the discretion of the Chair or upon
request of participants. It will be hosted by the Oak Bay Municipality.
Thanks to RVYC for hosting this first meeting
– Eric Dahli,
Chair, Cadboro Bay Residents Association and
Co-Founder, Dead Boats Society
Note from Ian Hinkle
Dated : February 28,2018
There appear to be 16 buoys currently in Cadboro Bay that do not conform to Transport Canada regulations.
- 6 of these buoys currently have boats attached.
- Only 1 of the 16 buoys has contact information on it.
Photos (with GPS data) can be seen here:
I will send these, with a list of notes & GPS data, to the Receiver of Wrecks with a request that they take action.
Note of interest for the group:
Transport Canada perhaps can have these removed if a buoy is
non-conforming to existing regulations, but it should be considered that
not all of these non-conforming buoys necessarily present additional
of these buoys may in fact have better ground tackle and chain than
older/non-maintained buoys that appear to meet TC regulations at the
few full-size “conforming” buoys, for instance, have broken free during
recent winter storms with vessels gone ashore, due to a chain/shackle failure usually at the sea-floor.
said, it is my opinion that most of the boats that get blown ashore
locally are primarily: either poorly anchored, or have been attached to
small buoys/moorings with under-sized and insufficiently maintained
I will follow-up with a complete survey next week of all vessels currently anchored & on buoys in the bay.