Flavelle Sawmill Can-Buoy Removals

The Proposed Project 

Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc., on behalf of Mill & Timber Products Ltd., proposes to remove four can-buoys that currently pose a navigational safety hazard as they are no longer used to secure log rafts and are not properly equipped with marine beacon lights. The Tenant would like to remove them as soon as possible to minimize the potential for accidental collisions from recreational vessels in the upcoming recreational boating season. 

Decommission of the can-buoys will be completed using a derrick barge or a floating barge and crane. To extract the can-buoys, the crane line will be attached to the lifting lug located on the can-buoy and the whole system, (i.e., concrete anchor block and anchor chain,) and placed onto the derrick or barge for transport off-site. The can-buoys will be transported to an upland location for potential later reuse. Divers will not be required, nor excavation around the anchor blocks on the seabed. 

The proposed Project will take approximately one to two days to complete. 


Latest update

?Notice of Determination 

Port Moody, B.C. June 23, 2021 – The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has determined that the proposed Flavelle Sawmill Can-Buoy Removals located at 2400 Murray Street, Port Moody, BC is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Project and Environmental Review
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
100 The Pointe, 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3T4
Email: per@portvancouver.com

  • Location

    • Flavelle Sawmill Can-Buoy Removals (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc.
  • Authorities

    • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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