Shipping Canadian Oil is Safe
Over the past few decades, many myths have circulated about the safety of shipping oil on Canada’s coast. Canada’s Energy Citizens spent time with some of the people working hard to protect Canada’s waters and make sure that layers of safety are in place to maintain and continue the record of 65 years of shipping oil from Vancouver Harbour with 0 incidents with oil tankers.
How do tankers enter our waters safely?
There are many added layers of safety that ensure that oil tankers make it safely from the open ocean to the loading terminal.
- Well built, well equipped and well-maintained vessel
- Well-trained crew on that vessel
- Cargo ships over 350 tons will have one pilot on board. Oil tankers have 2.
- Oil tankers have a requirement of 3 tugboats per tanker, more than is required of any other vessel.
Learn more about the extra layers of safety that have been put in place to ensure oil is shipped safely.