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HMCS Calgary Spills Oil in Strait of Georgia
« on: February 26, 2018, 00:19:46 »
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Federal crews are keeping an eye on a 30,000-litre fuel spill from a navy ship in the waters between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland.

HMCS Calgary was sailing near the Georgia Strait traffic lanes when fuel spilled from the vessel.

http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/navy-ship-spills-fuel-off-b-c-coast-cleanup-underway
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Re: HMCS Calgary Spills Oil in Strait of Georgia
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2018, 00:22:54 »
Should the title of this thread not reflect what actually happened?

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Re: HMCS Calgary Spills Oil in Strait of Georgia
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2018, 00:39:28 »
Should the title of this thread not reflect what actually happened?

Where's the fun in that?   ;D
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Re: HMCS Calgary Spills Oil in Strait of Georgia
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2018, 04:59:30 »
Whoops! Thread the filler cap a little tighter next time lads! In the meantime, there will be no smoking while sea kayaking in the area.

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Re: HMCS Calgary Spills Oil in Strait of Georgia
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2018, 05:06:28 »
Should the title of this thread not reflect what actually happened?

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Re: HMCS Calgary Spills Oil in Strait of Georgia
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2018, 05:30:26 »
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Re: HMCS Calgary Spills Oil in Strait of Georgia
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2018, 06:18:09 »
Changed (I think)..

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Re: HMCS Calgary Spills Oil in Strait of Georgia
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2018, 08:51:03 »
pardon my ignorance but how do you dump 30000 litres of fuel from a warship?  That is one big leak.

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Re: HMCS Calgary Spills Oil in Strait of Georgia
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2018, 09:19:04 »
Where's the fun in that?   ;D

It is not about fun. Certain vocal elements in BC are willing to blame Albertans for virtually everything wrong in the world. This shows up in Google searches and is not accurate.

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Re: HMCS Calgary Spills Oil in Strait of Georgia
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2018, 09:30:27 »
It’s already in Wikipedia, which reinforces a concern that I have that there is something afoul with Wikipedia when it comes to SJW and political issues.

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Re: HMCS Calgary Spills Oil in Strait of Georgia
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2018, 09:33:07 »
pardon my ignorance but how do you dump 30000 litres of fuel from a warship?  That is one big leak.


Is 30,000 L a lot? I heard that a ‘Burke’ burns 1000 gallons an hour.  So that might only be a few hours of fuel.

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Re: HMCS Calgary Spills Oil in Strait of Georgia
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2018, 09:34:24 »
It is not about fun. Certain vocal elements in BC are willing to blame Albertans for virtually everything wrong in the world. This shows up in Google searches and is not accurate.

Some people on this site like to purposely mislead people.
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Re: HMCS Calgary Spills Oil in Strait of Georgia
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2018, 10:52:20 »

Is 30,000 L a lot? I heard that a ‘Burke’ burns 1000 gallons an hour.  So that might only be a few hours of fuel.

Its a fair amount. Its like filling my truck up 300 times. The fortunate part its F76 so it will disperse quickly.
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Re: HMCS Calgary Spills Oil in Strait of Georgia
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2018, 14:22:00 »
Its a fair amount. Its like filling my truck up 300 times. The fortunate part its F76 so it will disperse quickly.
pardon my ignorance but how do you dump 30000 litres of fuel from a warship?  That is one big leak.

As the Chief said, it's a fair amount. But it's not a large or "huge" (to quote a president) amount. It's certainly more than a minimal or small spill - but it's not dramatic.

I can think of many reasons why it could have happened, some accidental, some negligent, some merely erroneous, some for pure safety reasons (lesser of two evils type of things). Until the investigation is completed and all the facts known, it would not be useful to speculate.

Lets just say that, if the power of fuel transfer pumps was behind any of this, it is a size of spill that can happen in a very short amount of time.

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Re: HMCS Calgary Spills Oil in Strait of Georgia
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2018, 15:05:56 »

Is 30,000 L a lot? I heard that a ‘Burke’ burns 1000 gallons an hour.  So that might only be a few hours of fuel.

Not much when compared to the 46 million litres of raw sewage Quebec City just dumped into into St. Lawrence.

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Re: HMCS Calgary Spills Oil in Strait of Georgia
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2018, 17:52:37 »
I  wonder how often spills occur.   

ST. JOHN’S spilled 8,000L of diesel in 2013 and PRESERVER spilled 14,000L of diesel in 2011. 

https://www.google.ca/amp/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.1367954   

https://www.google.ca/amp/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.1134028

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Re: HMCS Calgary Spills Oil in Strait of Georgia
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2018, 17:58:09 »
I  wonder how often spills occur.   

ST. JOHN’S spilled 8,000L of diesel in 2013 and PRESERVER spilled 14,000L of diesel in 2011. 

https://www.google.ca/amp/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.1367954   

https://www.google.ca/amp/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.1134028

We have spills every year despite our best efforts to not have any. Any spill regardless of the amount either internal or external is reported as a matter of course and investigated. We take great pains to exercise due diligence to prevent or minimize a spill from occurring, it happens.
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Re: HMCS Calgary Spills Oil in Strait of Georgia
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2018, 19:32:58 »
We have spills every year despite our best efforts to not have any. Any spill regardless of the amount either internal or external is reported as a matter of course and investigated. We take great pains to exercise due diligence to prevent or minimize a spill from occurring, it happens.

Which is more that I can say for many other ships in the Georgia Strait.  Remember following a ship that was intentionally pumping stuff overboard in the Juan de Fuca.  US waters side of the lanes, so we called the US Coast guard.  Pretty fast reaction from them to come out, take pictures and water samples.

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Re: HMCS Calgary Spills Oil in Strait of Georgia
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2018, 20:05:05 »

Is 30,000 L a lot? I heard that a ‘Burke’ burns 1000 gallons an hour.  So that might only be a few hours of fuel.

30 cu meter's........

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