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. Prince Rupert harbour and surrounding anchorages are narrow and prone to anchor-dragging, increasing the risk that a cargo ship or bulk carrier could run aground and leak oil into the surrounding environment. 

The port is currently Canada’s third largest commercial port, and it plans on significantly expanding its capacity in the next five years. This growth includes the development of a major liquid gas terminal will handle propane, methanol, and diesel. We are not opposed to the proposal,  but insist that permanent mooring buoys are installed to mitigate the risk of anchor dragging. 

Luanne Roth leads this project. Please contact her for more information.