Clear Seas News

Recent news related to maritime shipping as reported by Clear Seas.

24/05/2017

New Study Affirms the Value of Marine Shipping to Canadians in all Regions

The study, The Value of Commercial Marine Shipping to Canada, demonstrates that no Canadians’ life is untouched by marine shipping.

11/04/2017

Release of Clear Seas’ Report: Leading Systems for Oil Spill Response in Ports – Implications for Canada

Clear Seas requested a study of governance systems and practices for oil spill response in leading ports of other countries to identify possible options for improvement of the regimes in Canadian ports.

20/03/2017

Peter Ellis Joins Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping as Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Ellis to the position of Executive Director, effective March 20th, 2017.

29/11/2016

Kinder Morgan approval confirms importance of “Oceans Protection Plan” to strengthen Canadian Coast Guard and enhance marine safety systems

Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping (Clear Seas) responded today to the federal government’s decision to approve Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion project from Edmonton to B.C.’s west coast, which is expected to increase oil tanker traffic in Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet from five tankers a month to 34.

25/11/2016

Newly formed organization tackles LNG Shipping safety

Q&A with an independent shipping research leader

07/11/2016

Clear Seas supports “Oceans Protection Plan” measures to strengthen Canadian Coast Guard and enhance marine safety systems

Clear Seas supports the federal government’s $1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan to increase marine safety systems and strengthen the Canadian Coast Guard.

29/09/2016

Vancouver Sun Opinion Piece: Canada is a maritime trading nation

Dr. Richard Wiefelspuett, Executive Director of Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping, reflects on World Maritime Day in op-ed published in the Vancouver Sun.

26/09/2016

New Digests on the BC Ministry of Environment Marine Oil Spill Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery Report

As shipping volumes increase on Canada’s West Coast, the government of BC has a vested interest in better understanding the risks particularly associated with increased ship-based oil movements.

26/09/2016

Clear Seas Highlights Key Findings from BC Ministry of Environment West Coast Spill Response Study

A 2-part digest of the 2013 West Coast Spill Response Study commissioned by the BC Ministry of Environment.