The risk mitigation factors that were identified specifically for the Enbridge project would establish standards that are as high or higher than anywhere else in the world that we're aware of. The possibility of a significant oil spill is something that none of us wants to consider.
As pilots, we all have our communities, our homes, what have you, on this coast. Our work was done specifically to look at the conditions we would face moving ships in and out of Kitimat. Now, we have been doing that for many years, and our rate of incidents is next to zero.
The implementation of the larger vessels was seen by some as increasing the level of risk. After many years of study, including many trips to some very high-tech simulators in Europe, as well as the live ship trials, it confirmed with us that if we put the risk mitigation factors in place that were recommended, it would increase the levels of safety and protect the environment, which concerns us all very much.