SOPF’s 2015-2016 Annual Report is ready for distribution. The report is available online and as a print version. Should you wish to receive a printed copy, please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or you may send your request by mail at the following address:
Office of the Administrator of the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund
Suite 830, 180 Kent Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0N5
Did You Know…
In February of 1970, the tanker "Arrow" ran aground on Cerberus Rock in Chedabucto Bay, Nova Scotia, spilling close to 82,000 barrels of Bunker C oil into the waters of the Bay. The oil eventually impacted approximately 300 kilometres of the shoreline. After the “Arrow” incident, major amendments were made to the Canada Shipping Act. The principles of liability and compensation established by these amendments largely remain in force to this day. Today these principles are set out in the Marine Liability Act.