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February 23, 2017

Marine Oil Spill: System Elements

This digest covers some of the major observations of the province's report, specifically those that discuss system element examples from around the world that best describe a world-leading oil spill response system.

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January 23, 2017

West Coast Spill Response Study 2

This volume concentrates on vessel traffic and associated oil movements along the west coast of Canada, particularly for the years 2011-2012.

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December 23, 2016

West Coast Spill Response Study 1

Digest on the Ministry of Environment's report on British Columbia's oil spill prevention, preparedness and response regime.

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November 25, 2016

Remediation of Hazards Related to Shipwrecks

Digest on the development of a potential regime to address the hazards associated with shipwrecks in Canada's internal waters and territorial seas.

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October 25, 2016

M/V Marathassa Fuel Oil Spill Environmental Response

This independent review of their operations does much to shine a light on the strengths and weaknesses of Canada’s current ship-based oil spill response capacity.

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September 25, 2016

Integrated Arctic Corridors Framework

A digest on The Pew Charitable Trusts’ report: The Integrated Arctic Corridors Framework: Planning for responsible shipping in Canada’s Arctic waters.

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August 25, 2016

Tanker Safety Expert Panel II: HNS

Unlike Canada’s oil spill response regime, there is currently no similar regulatory program in place for HNS preparedness and response.

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July 25, 2016

Tanker Safety Expert Panel II: Arctic

Compared to areas south of the 60th parallel, the Arctic is a much more complex environment within which to prepare for and respond to spills.

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June 25, 2016

Tanker Safety Expert Panel II: Marine Casualty Management

This Chapter draws on the experience of other national jurisdictions on centralized Marine Casualty Management systems.

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