Freighter off Thetis Island, BC
March 10, 2023

Anchored Ships Cause Significant Seafloor Damage


Recent seabed mapping published by the Geological Survey of Canada exposes extensive scarring at freighter anchorages in the Salish Sea such as this scouring in Plumper Sound, the body of water surrounded by Mayne, Saturna and the...

Chris Straw and one of his photographs
April 16, 2021

In Memory of Chris Straw


Our South Coast Ship Watch Alliance has lost a most dedicated and passionate advocate in our efforts to protect this special place. Just a short month ago, Chris Straw died in a tragic construction accident on Gabriola Island, a place...

Drone footage of freighters around Thetis Island BC
October 20, 2020

New petition in the House of Commons


Paul Manly, the Member of Parliament for Nanaimo-Ladysmith, and member of Green Party of Canada has put forward this new Petition in the House of Commons calling on the government to: 1. Eliminate the 33 commercial anchorages...