One of Murphy’s Laws:
“If you perceive that there are four possible ways in which something can go wrong, and circumvent these, then a fifth way, unprepared for, will promptly develop.
Corollary: It will be impossible to fix the fifth fault, without breaking the fix on one or more of the others”
Fracking to blame for well blowout near Innisfail, CBC News, December 12, 2012
“An investigation into the blowout of a well near Innisfail last January shows fracking was responsible.
“…The [Energy Resources Conservation] board found Midway Energy didn’t follow its own guidelines… when it began pumping high-pressure fluids underground in an attempt to release oil deposits.”
Enbridge pipeline hearings return to Prince Rupert, Vancouver Observer, Dec. 10/12
“…hearings come just days after Capesize Giuseppe Lembo, a tanker from Tianjin, China, arrived at Prince Rupert on Dec. 6 with a crack in the hull, according to the Maritime Bulletin.”
BC coal terminal berth wiped out in ship collision, Canadian Press, Dec. 10/12
“A 289m bulk carrier, the Cape Apricot, crashed into a trestle supporting a conveyor system that moved coal from the terminal to the berth. The collision destroyed approximately 100m of the conveyor system and caused approximately 30 tonnes of coal to be spilled into the harbour. It also destroyed a roadway connecting the terminal and the berth.”
Two vessels collide in the North Sea, Canadian Press, Dec. 6/12
“The 485ft Baltic Ace sank after colliding with the 440ft container ship Corvus J in darkness near busy shipping lanes some 40mi off the coast of the southern Netherlands.”
Ship Sinks Off South China, The Maritime Executive, Dec. 11/12
“Four are missing after a ship sank on Sunday in waters near south China’s Guangdong province. The Qingyuan-registered ship experienced an engine room flood that caused it to sink near the city of Yangjiang around 11 p.m. locally.”
Coastal safety, Northern Insight, Nov. 23/12
“Second B.C. shipping incident in two days…”