WCMRC Water Demonstration
Vessels and equipment from WCMRC’s South Coast and Vancouver Island fleets were on display at Vancouver Harbour, including the new class of Coastal Response Vessels. WCMRC also served up lunch to attendees on a private patio at Canada Place.
Click here to view the vessel sail past
Spill Control Association of America (SCAA) Roundtable
Our Response Community: Present Challenges and the Impact on our Shared Future
The goal of the roundtable was to bring together all interested stakeholders in our shared response posture to discuss an aligned strategy toward a sustainable and professional response industry. A panel of 6 led the discussion and focused on:
- Recruitment and retention of the next generation in a future with less incidents
- Maintaining capability and managing reduced spill income with increased training costs
- Requirements and legislation – are they supporting improved capability or simply increasing costs of compliance and limiting investment
Back to the Basics – Safety During Oil Spill Responses Workshop
Sponsored by API and CTEH, this workshop focused on three mechanisms of exposure prevention. The workshop focused on vapor spaces of storage vessels, ineffective decontamination, and improper utilization of PPE which may lead to accidental exposure when poorly managed. Back to the Basics prepared attendees to address these components of oil spill response with a fresh perspective on the risk of exposure and practical steps safety officers can take to re-prioritize these often overlooked sources of exposure.
Very Vancouver Reception
Thanks to LiquidFrameworks, the sponsor of this reception, attendees were able to enjoy a wine tasting of local British Columbia wines. The local wines included the Burrowing Owl Pinot Gris, Jackson-Triggs Cabernet Sauvignon and Mission Hill Merlot Reserve. In addition to the tasting, there were passed hors d’oeuvres and a selection of beer and wine.