Catastrophic failure of one of the Osprey 2000’s four propulsion units causing oil leak

The main car ferry that crosses Kootenay Lake, B.C., has leaked about 400 litres of gear oil into the lake, leaving a large slick on the water near the dock.

The leak happened at about 9 a.m. PT on Saturday morning.

A manager with Western Pacific Marine, the company that operates the ferry, said the leak was a result of the “catastrophic failure” of one of the Osprey 2000’s four propulsion units while the vessel was in transit.

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Kootenay Lake Osprey 2000 Ferry breaks down causes oil leak into Kootenay Lake