The Canadian Coast Guard is implementing 24/7 emergency management and response capacity within three
existing Regional Operations Centres in Victoria, BC, Montreal, QC, and St. John’s, NL, and modernizing
its response equipment including booms, skimmers, sweep systems, response vessels and emergency towing
The Western Canada Marine Response Corporation is currently enhancing its response resources in prevision
of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project scheduled to be operational at the end of 2022.
Enhancements include additional response equipment and bases, reduced response time and double the
clean-up capacities outlined in Transport Canada’s current standards.
The Canadian Coast Guard and the Pacheedaht First Nation have recently signed a Memorandum of
Understanding for the construction of a multipurpose marine facility in Port Renfrew, BC, to provide
environmental response services and enhance marine safety and response capacity in the Strait of Juan de