Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc. | Flavelle Sawmill Can-Buoy Removals

May 19, 2021

Project status

Permit issued

On June 23, 2021, a project permit was issued to Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc. (the permit holder) to remove four can-buoys at 2400 Murray Street, in Port Moody, British Columbia in waters managed by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.

The project was approved subject to 27 permit conditions the permit holder must meet to ensure the project does not result in significant adverse environmental effects.

The project is planned for summer 2021, and will take approximately one to two days to complete.

About the project

Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc., on behalf of Mill & Timber Products Ltd., proposes to remove four can-buoys that currently pose a navigational safety hazard as they are no longer used to secure log rafts and are not properly equipped with marine beacon lights. The Tenant would like to remove them as soon as possible to minimize the potential for accidental collisions from recreational vessels in the upcoming recreational boating season.

Decommission of the can-buoys will be completed using a derrick barge or a floating barge and crane. To extract the can-buoys, the crane line will be attached to the lifting lug located on the can-buoy and the whole system, i.e., concrete anchor block and anchor chain, and placed onto the derrick or barge for transport off-site. The can-buoys will be transported to an upland location for potential later reuse. Divers will not be required, nor excavation around the anchor blocks on the seabed.

Contact information

For questions regarding the Project and Environmental Review of the proposed project, or to get in touch with our team, please contact us by email or phone at 604.665.9047.

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