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Fewer Tanker Spills Occur Despite Doubling of Vessel Traffic Since 1970

Oil spill risks are a small fraction of what they were in the 1970s, thanks to action by industry and government, the International Oil Tankers Pollution Federation reports.

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Tanker Safety Improvements Further Mitigate Risk and Protect Marine Environment

Tanker safety has improved with new regulations, more robust ship design codes, enhanced emergency preparedness and response systems, and better self-regulation and procedures.

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Expansion Will Lead to $150 Million Investment in New Spill Response Bases and Equipment

​British Columbia’s largest-ever expansion of spill response personnel and equipment will be completed on the South Coast as part of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

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Western Canada Marine Response Corporation Files Evidence for NEB Reconsideration Hearing

The submission is part of the Reconsideration Hearing for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project in relation to Project-relate marine shipping.

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Video: Emergency Response Exercise at Westridge Marine Terminal

On September 19, 2018, Trans Mountain held a full-scale exercise to practice spill response in Burrard Inlet with more than 300 participants/observers and 20 response agencies.

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Trans Mountain’s Preparations for Increased Oil Tanker Traffic are Extensive and Detailed

Trans Mountain has been working since 2012 to ensure risks and other impacts associated with the expansion of its pipeline and Westridge Marine Terminal are well-managed.

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Trans Mountain Conducts Full-Scale Emergency Exercise in Burrard Inlet

The drill included a coordinated response with more than 300 participants/observers and 20 response agencies working collaboratively to ensure an efficient and effective response.

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Western Canada Marine Response Corporation Expanding to New Response Base on Lower Fraser River

A new Fraser River spill response base will be located at Shelter Island in Richmond as part of a major service expansion for the Western Canada Marine Response Corporation.

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Safe Boating Week an Opportunity for Small Vessel Operators to Focus on Safe Navigation Skills

Waterway users in Burrard Inlet are encouraged to exercise extra caution when nearing the Westridge construction area and to familiarize themselves with safety protocols .

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Spill risks plummeting in well-regulated marine transport sector, new report finds

A new ‘Citizen’s Guide to Tanker Safety and Spill Response’ takes a close look at how the Expansion Project is addressing key public concerns such as spill risk, response and regulation.

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