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Clear Seas Centre aims to bring facts to public debate over maritime shipping


The Vancouver-based Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping (Clear Seas) intends to chart a course that will establish its credibility as an independent authority on shipping in Canada.

Launched in July with $3.7 million in federal funding and widespread industry support, the Centre has commissioned studies into the risks posed by commercial ship traffic and the economic importance of maritime transportation to the national economy. The studies and other research the Centre plans are aimed at establishing Clear Seas’ credibility, Executive Director Richard Wiefelspuett said in an interview. “The Centre’s activities will support the government’s commitment to protect Canada’s coasts and to enhance marine safety through tanker safety systems that aim to strengthen ship source spill prevention, preparedness and response.”

Read the complete Canadian Sailings interview here.

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