Ship Recycling of the “Trailer Princess” and Marine Pollution Abatement

Solicitation number 30002936

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Closing date and time 2022/06/24 17:00 EDT

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    The objective of the contract is to salvage, lighter of bulk pollutants, remove from the marine environment and deconstruct the Vessel while properly disposing of hazardous materials/pollutants. As a result the hazardous conditions created by this Vessel will be eliminated.


    The vessel was constructed as a tank landing craft for the Second World War. The vessel was then converted to a roll-on / roll-off ferry, before being converted again to a helicopter landing barge.

    On February 14, 2022, Emergency Management British Columbia reported a sunken vessel in the Discovery Industrial Park waterfront, near the “old pulp mill site”. The owner’s representative described the threat as 200gal of unspecified diesel, two 2000L propane tanks with unknown quantity of propane, and unknown quantity and type of hydrocarbons in the hull. A sheen was observed in the vicinity of the vessel by CCG the following day.

    ER believes the vessel to be grounded, bow heavy, listing slightly to port. ER conducted an initial onboard assessment and observed an unknown quantity of recoverable product in two openings to below-deck spaces. A barge and vacuum truck were contracted to the response; CCG ER attempted to use a skimmer in the open hatches in conjunction with the vacuum truck removing hydrocarbons from the fuel tanks on the aft deck. The following product amounts were removed on the following days:

    • 2022-02-18; 12,000L gasoline, diesel, Jet A removed from barge.
    • 2022-02-19; 34,000L removed from fuel tanks; 500L removed from interior hull.

    2022-02-20; 800L liquid product recovered from interior hull.

    ER has contracted for hull patching in order to mitigate pollution discharged from the Trailer Princess via one large crack on the starboard side of the hull, however, pollution discharge continues.

    Scope of Work:

    The Contractor must:

    1. remove the Bulk Oil from the Vessel;
    2. refloat and salvage the Vessel in its current location of 50°04'21.7"N, 125°17'24.4"W at Discovery Industrial Park, Campbell River, BC utilizing a method that does not cause further damage to the environment, and ensure proper permitting and approvals from the appropriate body are sought and received in order to conduct the work;
    3. remove the Vessel from its current location of 50°04'21.7"N, 125°17'24.4"W at Discovery Industrial Park, Campbell River, BC utilizing a method that does not cause further damage to the environment, and ensure proper permitting and approvals from the appropriate body are sought and received in order to conduct the work;
    4. relocate the Vessel to a CCG Approved Site (“Approved site”) to complete, deconstruction, and disposal;
    5. take measures to mitigate the risk of fire, and of contaminated materials impacting the marine environment or the Approved Site during the salvaging, lightering, transporting, deconstruction, and disposal of the Vessel;
    6. ensure that all pollutants, contaminated materials, waste (hazardous, controlled or not) and debris be disposed of in a manner compliant with all Federal, Provincial and Municipal laws and policies with documentation provided to substantiate this requirement. It is the Contractor’s full and sole responsibility to ensure that the aforementioned policies and laws are understood and adhered to;
    7. any steel, stainless steel and aluminum or other recyclable materials on board the Vessel should be recycled;
    8. all other non-recyclable materials must be disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner, in compliance with all Federal, Provincial and Municipal regulations. The Contractor must not incinerate any part of the Vessel or its contents;
    9. all work, including dive work if applicable, must be completed in accordance with Federal, Provincial and Municipal Regulations;
    10. provide CCG with a written report and photo documentation of the Vessel disposal process from start to finish, capturing milestone events and any unanticipated events or obstacles encountered during contract work. Milestone events include, but are not limited to, the following:
      1. lightering of the vessel;
      2. refloat/salvage of the vessel;
      3. removal of the Vessel from the marine environment;
      4. arrival at Approved Site;
      5. start of dismantling; and
      6. completion of dismantling;
    11. provide detailed documentation (receipts/invoices) showing quantity and cost/revenue for disposed and recycled material, including, but not limited to, the following:
      1. Hazardous Waste Material (solid);
      2. Hazardous Waste Material (liquid); and
      3. Scrap Metal

    Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement:

    This procurement is not subject to any Comprehensive Land Claims Agreement

    Security Requirement:

    No Security clearance required, escort required at DFO sites.

    Period of Contract:

    The period of contract shall be from date of award to September 30, 2022.

    Trade Agreements:

    The requirement is subject to the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA), Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA), Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement, Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA), Canada–Ukraine Free Trade Agreement, Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement, Canada Ukraine Free Trade Agreement, Canada-United Kingdom Trade Continuity Agreement, World Trade Organization–Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-GPA), and the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA).

    Contract Authority:

    Name: Mazen Obeid

    Phone Number: 613-299-2564

    Email Address:


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    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO GPA)
    • Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA)
    • Canada-Honduras Free Trade Agreement
    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)
    • Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
    • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
    • Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA)
    • Canada-UK Trade Continuity Agreement (Canada-UK TCA)
    • Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA)
    • Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
    • Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    200 Kent St, Station 13E228
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E6
    Contracting authority
    Obeid, Mazen
    200 Kent
    Ottawa, ON, K2P 2J8

    Buying organization(s)

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    200 Kent St, Station 13E228
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E6
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    British Columbia
    Region of opportunity
    British Columbia
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding

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