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Oil spill response in Burrard Inlet off Port Moody just a drill

Western Canada Marine Response is certified by Transport Canada to responded to spills on the West Coast. (Courtesy Western Canada Marine Response)
Summary

Don't panic if you see what looks like an oil spill response in Burrard Inlet off Port Moody on Wednesday

Western Canada Marine Response is conducting a drill from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Boats and booms are being deployed directly in front of the Imperial Oil Ioco Terminal

PORT MOODY (NEWS 1130) — Don’t panic if you see what looks like an oil spill response in Burrard Inlet off Port Moody on Wednesday.

Western Canada Marine Response is conducting a drill from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Boats and booms are being deployed directly in front of the Imperial Oil Ioco Terminal.

Western Canada Marine Response is certified by Transport Canada to responded to spills on the West Coast.

Its mandate, under the Canada Shipping Act, is to be prepared to respond to marine oil spills along all 27,000-kilometres of the B.C. coastline.

Western Canada Marine Response responds to about 20 spills a year, according to its website.

Imperial Oil has operated its Burrard Inlet location since 1915, first as a refinery and more recently as a distribution terminal, supplying bunker fuel to local and international customers.