Drifting tug boat removed from Maple Bay

A derelict tug boat has been towed out of Maple Bay.

The 70 foot Trojan was adrift off Maple Bay Peninsula when Transport Canada Navigable Waters made the decision July 29 to place a removal order on the ship.

"Later that evening, officers boarded the vessel to ensure there was no one on board and that there were no hazards in relation to the inner vessel," said Cpl. Krista Hobday of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP. The detachment acted as liaison.

The tug was towed to Ladysmith at 9:25 p.m. that night.