Our work in this area is focused on mitigating the risk of a large oil spill from commercial shipping activities in the Skeena estuary near Prince Rupert. Its port is currently Canada’s fourth largest commercial port, with significant expansion planned in the next five years. This growth includes the development of a major petroleum product terminal, VOPAK, to handle propane, methanol, and diesel.
TBuck has been pushing for more comprehensive safety mechanisms to prevent oil spills. We will update our page with more information as the project progresses.
Learn about anchorage concerns in the estuary:
- Our Report- Alarming and Increasing Anchored Incidents
- Numerous examples of incidents involving bulk carriers- January 2020 Storm Bulk Carriers
- Tanker anchorage events before and after storm- January 2020 Storm/Hurricane LPG Tanker
Luanne Roth leads this project. Please contact her for more information.