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Victoria, B.C. (Canadian-Media): An announcement was made today by Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Victoria, B.C. to make available marine environmental response equipment for the Coast Guard’s Western Regional Headquarters, media reports said.
Through its Oceans Protections Plan, Canada is ensuring the Canadian Coast Guard has the necessary equipment to respond to marine pollution by helping to reduce the spilled oil incidents in Canadian waters as well as separate and remove oil from the water surface and to timely and effectively respond to environmental emergencies.
The new equipment, part of the Environmental Response Equipment Modernization (EREM) initiative under the Oceans Protection Plan, is a critical component of Canada’s world-leading marine safety system to keep more than 80 Canadian Coast Guard locations across the country, including more than 20 in B.C. Canada’s waters, and new stations in Tahsis and the areas of Hartley Bay and Port Renfrew.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)