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.
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.
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.
Research Spotlight: Dr. Heather Dettman
“Marine oil spill response is always evolving because everyone is trying to improve things.”
– Dr. Heather Dettman
Double hulls are a preventive measure implemented to reduce the risk of ship-source pollution in the marine environment.
How does Oil Behave in Water?
Not all oils behave the same way when spilled into the marine environment.
Who Pays For Response Organizations?
There are four response organizations located in Canada.
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.