Posts Tagged “training”

Shell recruits training for Arctic oil spill response

Originally published on by Jennifer A. Dlouhy Against the backdrop of Alaska’s snow-topped Chugach Mountains and in the same waters that were spoiled by the Exxon Valdez oil spill more than two decades ago, Shell is training recruits in skills it hopes they never have to use. The company is putting scores of people through oil […]

Putting lessons in ocean technology into action

Article originally published on Cordova Times. by – Cathy Pegau A few weeks ago, Paul Bednarz’s sixth graders were at the pool, but none of them got wet. No, they weren’t in the pool, their ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) were, performing a series of tasks to show how well they could maneuver and clean up a […]

Tanker traffic increase threatens the Salish Sea off British Columbia’s Coastline

Originally published in the Times Colonist. By Chris Genovali And Misty MacDuffee, Times Colonist On British Columbia’s south coast, Kinder Morgan wants to triple the amount of crude oil being shipped from Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet through Georgia Strait, the Fraser estuary, Gulf Islands, Haro Strait and Juan de Fuca Strait. The proposed pipeline expansions would […]

NW Readiness For Oil Spills Drops As Risks Increase

Originally published on OPB. Written by Ashley Ahearn. Every year, vessels carry more than 15 billion of gallons of oil and fuel through Pacific Northwest waters, putting Washington and Oregon at constant risk of spills that could cripple parts of their economies and devastate marine life and environmentally sensitive shorelines. A major spill at the mouth of the […]