[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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