Derelict Boats on Cadboro Bay Beach
CBRA has been working for many years with Municipal, Provincial, Federal Government Representatives and our companion organization the Dead Boat Disposal Society to remove the derelict vessels from both the beach and the bottom of the Bay and implement sustainable solutions.
This is the second time in less than 3 years that this massive undertaking has been accomplished.
CBRA is also working with the Municipalities of Oak Bay, Saanich and the CRD to put a stop to this cycle of abandoned or neglected vessels ending up in Cadboro Bay.
We believe that an owner financed vessel Remediation Fund is part of the solution when combined with the regulated management of mooring buoys and anchorages in Cadboro Bay. A “Dead Boat Watch” program was also launched in April 2021 to promote prompt reporting of vessels of concern.
News reporting on this significant undertaking:
- Jan 1 2021 – Mast of derelict boat contacts house after washing ashore in Cadboro Bay
- Dec 31 2020 – Boat washes ashore in Cadboro Bay, nearly reaches house
- Dec 13 2020 – Boat removal an ‘early Christmas present’ for shores of Saanich, Oak Bay
- Oct 9 2020 – Greater Victoria coastal communities take derelict boat issue to CRD
- Jul 4 2020 – Group desperate to find solution to wrecks lining shores of Cadboro Bay
- Feb 20 2020 – Group continues to pull abandoned wrecks from Salish Sea
- Feb 4 2020 – High tides keeping Oak Bay crew from cleaning junk off Caddy Bay beach
- Jan 20 2020 – Six boat wrecks wash up on Cadboro Bay beaches over the weekend