A Canadian helicopter passes behind the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Wahoo during an international mass-rescue drill in the Strait of Juan de Fuca in 2016. (File photo)

Canadian, U.S. Coast Guard to practice oil spill response in Victoria waters

A three-hour drill will happen on May 23

The Canadian Coast Guard and the U.S. Coast Guard are partnering in an oil spill response drill from May 22-23.

Together, the two government organizations will practice the roles of their joint response plan, the Canada-United States Joint Marine Pollution Contingency Plan, Pacific Annex (CANUSPAC Annex) and test moving response equipment and personnel across the Canadian/US border.

ALSO READ: Coast Guard tests new anti-oil slick equipment in Patricia Bay

Pollution crews from both countries will use specialized equipment throughout the drill while cooperating with oil spill response organizations and federal and state agencies.

The drill will also include the use of aerial equipment.

ALSO READ:DFO announces $1M-plus investment in environmental response equipment for B.C.

On May 22 the drill activities happened in American waters near Port Angeles, while on May 23 they will run in the Canadian side of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

vnc.editorial@blackpress.ca


 

vnc.editorial@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter
and Instagram

Just Posted

Victoria veteran begs people to please not touch his service dog

Members of the public are often unaware of proper service dog etiquette

T’Souke First Nation wants a return to environmental wisdom

A return to a traditional world view is critical to many issues

Be thankful for all that we should be thankful for

There’s a reason people all over the world celebrate the bounty we have available

Increase in raccoon roadkill on Highway 17

Shorter days, darker commutes could be contributing factors

B.C. mayors want forestry powers shifted to communities

Vancouver Island push adopted by the Union of B.C. Municipalities

B.C.’s rural paramedic program expands, with home support

Advanced care ambulance staff added for six communities

Island record show will indulge the audiophile lifestyle

Organizers expect dealers to bring about 20,000 records to Comox Valley event

Heiltsuk Nation open first Big House in 120 years in northern B.C.

Opening means the community now has an appropriate space for spiritual and ceremonial events

Singh says NDP would form coalition with the Liberals to stop Tories

Singh was in a Liberal-held riding Sunday afternoon in Surrey where he was pressed about his post-election intentions

‘My heart goes out to the mother’: B.C. dad reacts to stabbing death of Ontario boy

Carson Crimeni, who was also 14, was bullied relentlessly, his dad says

The one with the ‘Friends’ photoshoot: Kelowna group recreates TV show intro

A friend’s departure prompted them to create something that really says, “I’ll be there for you”

Canadian Snowbirds plane crashes before air show in Atlanta

Pilot lands safely after ejecting from jet

Share crash data, private insurers tell David Eby, ICBC

B.C. monopoly makes drivers retrieve their own records

B.C. VIEWS: Wolf kill, not backcountry bans, saving caribou

B.C.’s largest herds turn the corner from extinction

Most Read