The Nanaimo Port Authority, through a Letter of Understanding with the Canadian Coast Guard, is the first responder to pollution reports within Port Limits. Each report is investigated and where the source of the pollution can be determined the polluter is charged for all costs for the investigation, response, clean up and disposal of all contaminants. For Environmental Emergencies phone pager 778-762-3443.
All oil spills are reported as soon as possible to the Canadian Coast Guard and NPA Harbour Master, and followed up in writing, within 24 hours.
The Nanaimo Port Authority is an official participant of the Green Marine Environmental Program. As a participant, the Nanaimo Port Authority will work with a detailed framework to first establish and then reduce their environmental footprint.