Oil spill clean-up ship hit sandbar en route to government news conference in Vancouv


Cliffy
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VANCOUVER - British Columbia’s largest oil spill response vessel got stuck on a sandbar en route to a federal news conference about strengthening Canada’s oil spill defences.
The shipping-industry-funded company (external - login to view) in charge of the vessel confirmed it ran aground briefly on an uncharted sandbar off Sand Heads at the mouth of the Fraser River en route from its Esquimalt base to the Coal Harbour news conference. But it denied the ship had a “close quarters situation” with a B.C. ferry near Active Pass earlier Monday – as claimed by the Coast Guard’s marine communications union.


Oil spill clean-up ship hit sandbar en route to government news conference in Vancouver

Yup. it's safe to ship oil through these waters, eh. If we needed more proof, there it is, as clear as if it was a painting of the future.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

VANCOUVER - British Columbia’s largest oil spill response vessel got stuck on a sandbar en route to a federal news conference about strengthening Canada’s oil spill defences.
The shipping-industry-funded company (external - login to view) in charge of the vessel confirmed it ran aground briefly on an uncharted sandbar off Sand Heads at the mouth of the Fraser River en route from its Esquimalt base to the Coal Harbour news conference. But it denied the ship had a “close quarters situation” with a B.C. ferry near Active Pass earlier Monday – as claimed by the Coast Guard’s marine communications union.


Oil spill clean-up ship hit sandbar en route to government news conference in Vancouver

Yup. it's safe to ship oil through these waters, eh. If we needed more proof, there it is, as clear as if it was a painting of the future.

Yup those tankers will be travelling up the Fraser . And was there any spill ? No .
 
captain morgan
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... But it's OK to have thousands of pleasure craft, commercial boats and big tankers in the bay and throughout the Fraser estuary
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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What do you call it when the assassins accuse the assassins?

Not really relevant, but I love quoting Colonel Kurtz from Apocalypse Now.
 
Kreskin
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgsView Post

Yup those tankers will be travelling up the Fraser . And was there any spill ? No .

Is there a Boston Bar pipeline?
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

Is there a Boston Bar pipeline?

Two rail lines run through Boston Bar. All that is required is a dock.
 
bill barilko
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You know this happened over a year ago right?
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

What do you call it when the assassins accuse the assassins?

Not really relevant, but I love quoting Colonel Kurtz from Apocalypse Now.

"You're neither... you're an errand boy."

"Pilots aren't allowed to write F*** on their airplanes... Why?... because they are told it is obscene!"
 
mentalfloss
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So a ship that is supposed to CLEAN UP oil spills in the channel... couldn't make it through the channel.



 
captain morgan
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Ban ships
 
Grievous
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Ban ships







No need for the risk. Just find better routes.


Perhaps a pipeline instead.
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

So a ship that is supposed to CLEAN UP oil spills in the channel... couldn't make it through the channel.



Nope . He was stuck on Sand Heads at the mouth of the Fraser River .
Lots of boats have sat out the tide there .
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by GrievousView Post

No need for the risk. Just find better routes.


Perhaps a pipeline instead.


Cliffy doesn't like pipelines.... They upset Mother Gaia
 
Cliffy
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If they can't get out of the Fraser, how the hell are they going to clean up a spill half way up the coast?
 
Grievous
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Cliffy doesn't like pipelines.... They upset Mother Gaia



I'm not sure if I like them.


I'd just like to see the least risk when moving oil from A to B.


What's worse, someone who wants to protect the environment or someone who doesn't give a damn about it?


Like these idiots....


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