OSV K.J. Gardner arrives in Beecher Bay

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On February 28th KOTUG Canada, in collaboration with Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) and Sc’ianew First Nations, celebrated the arrival of K.J. Gardner, the largest offshore supply vvesesl (OSV) in Canada, to her permanent home at the new base in Beecher Bay on Vancouver Island.  In November 2021, WCMRC and KOTUG Canada agreed to supply and operate a dedicated offshore supply vessel (OSV), suitably equipped for 24/7 oil spill response services, to support the protection of the Salish Sea/Haro Strait and Juan de Fuca Strait.  This OSV is a substantial enhancement of oil spill response capacity on Canada’s West Coast. At 245 feet and with 1,000 tonnes of oil storage capacity, it will be the largest ship in the WCMRC fleet. The OSV will allow WCMRC to mount a large-scale response within six hours anywhere along the shipping lanes. KOTUG Canada will operate the vessel in close coordination with the Sc’ianew First Nation.

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