POESB offers oil spill response refresher

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True or false: if you spot an oil spill, you are responsible for reporting it to the Environmental Protection Office and waiting for them to arrive to clean it up.


While Marine Systems Engineers and deck departments fuel the ships, everyone is responsible for acting during a spill.

“You spilled it, you’re cleaning it up,” says Lyle Fairley, a Marine Environmental Emergency Response Officer from the Port Operations and Emergency Services Branch (POESB). “If you spot a spill, you report it and you do everything you can to clean it up while waiting for us to arrive.”

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