Canada’s coasts support Indigenous and coastal communities, enable international trade, are home to precious ecosystems, and play a key role in strengthening the economy and growing our middle class. The Government of Canada, under the Oceans Protection Plan, is making sure our coasts are protected in both straightforward and transformational ways.
During a speech at the British Columbia Chamber of Shipping’s Annual General Meeting, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced that under the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada has awarded a $1.2M-contract for new marine environment response equipment to Aqua-Guard Spill Response Inc., from North Vancouver, British Columbia, following an open, competitive process. The contract calls for the acquisition of multi-cassette portable skimmer packages which the Canadian Coast Guard uses to recover marine pollution spills and reduce the potential impact to shorelines and other natural resources.
Aqua-Guard’s CEO Cameron Janz, "As a Canadian company that specializes specifically in oil skimming technology, we are especially proud to secure this very important contract to help protect our waters. The first stage of the contract entails the supply of twenty-three (23) oil skimming systems to four key regional bases with many additional systems to be supplied coast to coast over the course of the next three years. We are excited for this opportunity and are confident that our patented, certified RBS TRITONTM technology will be effective in the event of an oil spill."