TOOLKIT: THE FACTS ON OIL & WATER

We’ve assembled a toolkit of our materials related to the transport of oil by sea to inform and encourage conversations about safe and sustainable marine shipping in Canada.

May 12, 2017

Oil Tankers

Learn more about oil tankers in Canadian waters. Find out where tankers operate & what measures are in place to prevent, prepare for & respond to oil spills.

January 10, 2018

Who Pays for an Oil Spill

If an oil spill were to happen in Canadian waters tomorrow, who would pay for it? Learn about the costs and liabilities related to ship-source oil spills.

September 20, 2018

Research Spotlight: Dr. Heather Dettman

“Marine oil spill response is always evolving because everyone is trying to improve things.”
– Dr. Heather Dettman


June 28, 2018

Double Hulls

Double hulls are a preventive measure implemented to reduce the risk of ship-source pollution in the marine environment.

April 26, 2018

How does Oil Behave in Water?

Not all oils behave the same way when spilled into the marine environment.

November 23, 2017

Who Pays For Response Organizations?

There are four response organizations located in Canada.

August 23, 2017

The Polluter Pays Principle

The term ‘polluter pays principle’ (PPP) is found in many of the guiding conventions, regulations and laws surrounding commercial marine shipping. However, the significance of the principle can be difficult to interpret.

July 6, 2017

Who is Responsible for Responding to a Ship-source Oil Spill in Canada?

A ship-source oil spill is defined as a discharge of any type of oil from a commercial vessel into the marine environment. In the event of a ship-source oil spill in Canadian waters, three main players are involved in responding to and cleaning up the spill: the polluter, the contracted response organization, and the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG).