[But no mention of the previously-mentioned tanker moratorium for the BC northern coast. I don't know why anyone would send a salvage ship to a spill site on a priority basis. What is needed is an effective spill response vessel. Potentially rescue capability (likely helicopter or CG cutter), if necessary, certainly. Salvaging a grounded or sunk vessel can wait until after the spill has been dealt with.]

Justin Trudeau announces $1.5B West Coast spill response plan

PM calls fuel spill near Bella Bella 'unacceptable' after tug ran aground, spilling 100,000 litres of fuel

CBC News Posted: Nov 07, 2016 12:03 PM PT Last Updated: Nov 07, 2016 1:47 PM PT

Garneau spent Sunday touring a site on the province's Central Coast where a tug boat ran aground and sank more than three weeks ago, releasing thousands of litres of diesel and lubricants into the water.

B.C. Premier Christy Clark has called the current spill response on the West Coast "totally inadequate" for existing marine traffic, let alone any increases from potential pipeline expansion.

The B.C. government has already laid out a long list of requirements, including a coast guard base in Prince Rupert, monitoring systems to manage vessel traffic, and three new salvage ships that could arrive at a spill site within three hours.

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