Second boat sinks in Ladysmith Harbour in less than a month

Second boat sinks in Ladysmith Harbour in less than a month

A boat has sank in Ladysmith Harbour marking the second such incident in less than a month.

The roughly 40 foot boat went down only a few feet from where the Anapaya sank on Oct. 21.

Canadian Coast Guard officials deployed a boom around the watercraft, which still had its bow above water as of noon on Wednesday.

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Ladysmith Community Marina officials were not sure if anyone was living on the boat.

Its name is also unclear and whether it was listed on Transport Canada’s Vessels of Concern list compiled in 2014.

The sinking comes on the morning of Nanaimo-Ladysmith Sheila Malcolmson’s community meeting at the Frank Jameson Recreation Centre to provide an update on her proposed abandoned vessels legislation.

The meeting is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room.

The Coast Guard could not be immediatly reached for comment.