World-Class Tanker Safety - Surveillance and Monitoring



How do we keep Canadian waters safe from oil spills? Let’s take a look... behind the scenes.

Canadian authorities keep a close watch on ships moving through our waters.

Through the National Aerial Surveillance Program, specially equipped aircraft patrol the skies...

…able to detect as little as one litre of oil that has spilled into our waters.

We also use Environment Canada’s state-of-the-art technology to identify spills from satellite images.

The Aerial Surveillance program currently flies more than two thousand patrol hours per year. Long-term funding has boosted surveillance efforts with a focus on the waters in northern British Columbia and off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Increasing aerial surveillance is just one of the ways we’re keeping our waters safe. .

Learn more. Visit Transport Canada today.