Scorched Cap Blanche Delayed in Vancouver for 10 Days

first_imgzoom A fire that started in the engine room of the container ship Cap Blanche at Vancouver’s Fraser Surrey Docks on July 12 could keep the 2,741 TEU vessel in Vancouver at least until July 22.The engine room was damaged and will require extensive repairs. The early estimate is that the vessel will depart on July 22, however, a more detailed damage assessment is required.As World Maritime News previously reported, the fire erupted in the generator room of the Antigua and Barbuda-flagged boxship while it was docked at Fraser Surrey Docks.The fire started after the 2006-built Cap Blanche completed its unloading, and was quickly put out.There have been no reported injuries or spills.The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has deployed a team to investigate the cause of the accident.A spokesperson for the docks told the local media that a small fuel spill had caused the fire.Cap Blanche is operated by Harmstorf Thomas Meier-Hedde of Germany.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

The Alberta Energy Regulator lifts partial suspension on Nexens Long Lake site

The Alberta Energy Regulator lifts partial suspension on Nexens Long Lake site by kendrafowler Posted Sep 6, 2015 10:26 pm MDT The Alberta Energy Regulator has approved a partial resumption of some utility pipelines at Nexen Energy’s Long Lake oil sands site.An inspection revealed a portion of the site could operate safely with low risk to the publics safety and environmental protection. Nexen Energy is able to maintain about 75-percent of their oil sands production and upgrader operations. Fifty five pipelines remain shut off and will not operate until the company shows the AER it can stay within the regulatory requirements and operate all pipelines safely. The suspension to cease operation of ninety five pipelines was given out on August 28th due to non-compliance surrounding pipeline maintenance and monitoring at its Long Lake oil sands project.On July 15th a pipeline at the site began leaking, spilling about five million litres of a mixture of bitumen, water and sand. Summary AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email The Alberta Energy Regulator lifts partial suspension on Nexens Long Lake site read more