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Release of the Independent Review of the Response to the M/V Marathassa Fuel Spill

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 2015590 Views

Vancouver, B.C. – On July 31, 2015, John Butler will release his findings and recommendations in the Independent Review of the M/V Marathassa Fuel Oil Spill Environmental Response Operation, which he submitted to the Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard.

At 10:00 a.m. John Butler will provide an overview of the report, the response timeline and his recommendations. This will be followed by a brief Q&A session with reporters.

At 11:00 a.m. officials from the Canadian Coast Guard will outline their action plan for the implementation of the report’s recommendations. They will be joined by Environment Canada, and Transport Canada representatives who will be able to provide perspectives on their roles in the response to the incident. A joint panel Q&A session will take place following.

Date:               Friday, July 31, 2015
Location:        SFU, Segal Building
Rix Room 2300
500 Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Printed copies of the report will be handed out to reporters at the conference. A copy of the report will be posted online at 10:00 a.m. (PST) at:

A teleconference option is available for media unable to attend the briefing in person.

Call details:

Toll free: 877-413-4814
Participant passcode: 9857613
Event title: ‘Marathassa Review’

For more information, contact:

Dan Bate, DFO Communications
Office phone: 604-775-8809
Cell phone: 604-209-6225


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