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Tsehum Harbour Diesel Spill

Diesel Spill Tsehum Harbour 1

💥Tsehum Harbour Diesel Spill 💥

Another case where nobody is accountable

5 Feb 2020. Earlier this week. A recent sunken boat in Tsehum Harbour diesel spill on southern Vancouver Island. Estimate of 200 liter diesel, 25% recovered, the rest floating around the other forty acres of marinas in the area. 

Transport Canada at the time says not their problem…Coast Guard in ‘The Rock’ says ‘Oh no, under the control of the Receiver of Wrecks’. BC ER says not ours, call Coast Guard. Tsehum Harbour Authority says ‘ We notified Transport Canada’, don’t know what to do ourselves. WCMRC, not called. WTF?

Eventually some absorbent was laid out by the commercial diver to try mop up some of it before divers were asked to perform salvage in that diesel-brine. Nowhere near enough in the entire harbour! How can this sort of nonsense still happen? Who is really charge? Who isn’t doing their job? Or do we have too much government with insufficient accountability?

Maybe 40 gallons of diesel doesn’t warrant it…maybe we in the industry should all pack it in and become politicians…loads of talk and nothing else.

This spill could have been contained within minutes if the right equipment had been available. Tsehum Harbour Authority was too ignorant to see diesel gushing out despite them watching this boat sink. But then the desire, the process and the training would need to be there.

How does one fix this? Here in Canada we are WAAAAAY behind the Europeans and the Americans where putting technology to work for us is concerned.

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Esquimalt Oil Spill – $50,000 ???

Esquimalt Oil Spill - Failure to achieve rapid response

💥Esquimalt Oil Spill – $50,000 ??? 💥


Rapid response, training and the right tools are key to efficient containment. Local authorities do little to get any training time for their staff.

This Esquimalt Oil Spill wasn’t the first time in that harbour. Sea boom is great for long term containment, eventual secondary containment, yet takes a huge amount of effort and time to deploy. We have used that very 500ft of BC Hazmat’s boom and know the effort involved…it is a dinosaur where rapid response is concerned.

There are better tools these days that can be deployed in a matter of minutes, let alone days as was the case here again. When minutes matter….

Shoutout to the Nucor Environmental guys to working efficiently against constraints. Municipalities and similar might do themselves a favor to retain companies who know and practice how to do this stuff…

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Spill Response Centre – SRC100kMax


💥Spill Response Centre – SRC100kMax 💥

Environmental Protection and Spill Response Trailers

The Environmental Protection and Spill Response Centre – SRC100kMax is a customized container (Seacan) that allows for the management of a large hazmat spill incident involving numerous trailers, storage tanks or rail incidents. Naturally the content of this unit is customized to meet the specifics of your application, hazmat conditions, size and demographics.

For detailed information and quantities on the Spill Response Centre SRC100kMax please download and print/save the SRC100kMax PDF file associated with this unit. Also see our video here:

Spill Response Centre SRC100k


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Supreme Court Rules Against Horgan


💥Supreme Court Rules 💥


This is excellent news. Mr. Horgan needs to understand despite his NDP and union-style ‘incentives’, money does not grow on trees. In this province we have managed to destroy the fishing industry that once flourished, continue to export worthless logs instead of manufacturing something useful with them, effectively destroying margins, are unable to incentivize any real industrial development which could generate many well-paying jobs and stabilize a workforce. We love flipping burgers at $12.65/h. Not!

Unless we start being a little bit more business-like in this province, reducing government-burden and do something that generates some GDP, it will be a case of ‘last one out, turn off the lights’ very soon. We have more oil in Alberta than we, they, know what to do with. Let’s take out share of export profits, seeing nobody has the government support to build a refinery on the west coast. And no, you can’t tax this province into prosperity, John Horgan​.

As an industry, those of us involved in pipeline, spill prevention, WHMIS, environmental sciences, trucking, education etc, are more than capable of mitigating anything that may arise from running some old through a well-managed pipeline network.

I suggest government, both Canadian Federal, and this British Columbia inefficiency called the NDP, gets out of mismanaging resources they have absolutely zero idea about and leave that to competent private enterprise. Maybe provide some tax-breaks to those who actually work and produce. We are getting tired of leechers funded by overtaxed British Columbians.

By the way, did you enjoy the the warmth that you enjoyed in your home in the last week, even here on the island? How was your office in Victoria, Mr. Horgan? Much of that heat came from hydrocarbons…

Let’s get on with these pipelines!


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New SRT5000HC Model

SRT5000HC hydrocarbon trailer

💥New SRT5000HC – Our new trailer 💥

Spill Response Trailer SRT5000HC

Many of our customers have requested a no-nonsense hydrocarbon-spill only response trailer. The Environmental Protection Trailer SRT5000HC is it. It contains sufficient sorbent products and materials to cope with most small spills that require big & fast response.

 Standard Trailer Configuration
 • GVW EZ lube axles
 • Rear door (ramp or barn door, DOA)
 • Side door Interior light
 • HD Industrial Steel Shelving
 • Shelf tie downs and drum straps
 • Other options, colours, sizes on request

The following materials are adequate for most small hydrocarbon-only spills:

 Item  Description
 15 x SRT-1200 Heavy Weight Oil Absorbent Pads Bundle
 40 x  SRT-510 5” x 10’ – Linkable Oil Absorbent Booms
 10 x SRT-O396-E 3” x 8′ Oil Absorbent Socks
 6 x SRT-OG30 Oil Gator Premium Granular Absorbent
 6 x SRT-XS30 X-Sorb Absorbent Granule
 4 x SRT-1-PMPA Plug n’ Dike 16oz
 1 x SRT-DBAG HD Yellow Hazmat Disposal Bags

You can find more details and quantity information on the SRT5000HC by downloading and printing/saving the SRT5000HC PDF file  associated with this model:SRT5000HC hydrocarbon trailer


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