Launch of an initiative to improve ship-source oil spill preparedness and response
The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, announced on July 7th the launch of the Area Response Planning pilot project. Area Response Planning is one of the Government of Canada’s measures under the World-Class Tanker Safety System that aims to further strengthen Canada’s robust marine safety system.
The pilot areas include:
1. the southern portion of British Columbia, including Vancouver harbour;
2. Saint John and the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick;
3. Port Hawkesbury and the Strait of Canso, Nova Scotia; and
4. St. Lawrence River (Montreal to Anticosti Island), Quebec.