Marine Safety

Vancouver Energy has voluntarily committed to mandate that outgoing vessels from the terminal are escorted by a suitably matched tugboat, which is not required under current regulations. In addition, vessels arriving at the terminal will be “vapor-tight,” meaning they won’t release any emissions from the crude oil because of the secure oil delivery system and the design of the vessels. Further, the vessels will be under the control of experienced, licensed river pilots with extensive knowledge of the river at all times between the terminal and the mouth of the Columbia River in Astoria, Oregon.