WCMRC Expanding Response Base on Lower Fraser River

August 23, 2018 – Richmond’s Shelter Island will be the new home for Western Canada Marine Response Corporation’s (WCMRC) Fraser River response base. WCMRC communications manager Michael Lowry explained the primary role of the base is to be available to service spills in the Fraser River but also respond out in the South Coast shipping lane. “The Fraser River base will be part of WCMRC’s enhanced response system and is designed to work in tandem with the base in Vancouver Harbour and all the other bases that are planned,” Lowry…

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WCMRC Orders Three BRAvo 2500 Pollution Response Vessels

In September 2017, Burnaby BC based Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) awarded a construction contract to ASL Shipyards, Singapore, for three of Robert Allan Ltd.’s BRAvo 2500 Pollution Response Vessels designed to protect Canada’s West Coast. This project builds upon a strong relationship between WCMRC and Robert Allan Ltd., which included providing guidance to assess recently built spill response skimming vessels and providing technical assistance to bring these into Canadian registry. Recently, this also included providing market studies evaluating available existing vessels, which could be converted for spill response…

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