The Canadian Coast Guard is taking action to remove the MV Spudnik from the Fraser River near Surrey, BC. Work is now underway to permanently resolve the threat posed by the vessel to prevent any long-term impacts. A recent assessment of the vessel determined that there are imminent risks of pollution threat, hull corrosion, possible sinking and fire. The Canadian Coast Guard has begun work with the contractor Marine Recycling Corporation to assess various options to safely dismantle and remove the vessel from the marine environment. Removal of the vessel is expected to be complete in the spring. The Coast Guard will monitor the vessel throughout the process and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.