In the event of an offshore incident, we are notified by the affected operator immediately.
The Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board has created guidelines to determine when to publicly post bulletins regarding these incidents. Such incidents will be posted on this page as soon as it is feasible to do so.
The following incidents would be reviewed and would most likely trigger us to publish an incident bulletin:
Health and Safety concerns:
- Fatality, missing person or life-threatening work-related incident
- Medical evacuation if linked to an incident
- The emergency evacuation or precautionary down-manning of an installation
- Significant damage to or loss of any installation, vessel or aircraft
- A fire or explosion
- A security event or threat (as situation permits)
- Instances where a helicopter makes an unscheduled landing in a location other than those included in its flight plan
Environmental and Resource Conservation concerns:
- Loss of well control
- A spill to the ocean measuring one cubic metre or larger
- Any hydrocarbon spill that is detected or being tracked by the Environment Canada Integrated Satellite Tracking of Pollution program or the Transport Canada National Aerial Surveillance Program
- Other incidents at the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board's discretion