Did you know? LNG carriers in Howe Sound will be escorted by two tugs.
Carriers will be guided by at least two tugboats to ensure they stay on course, and follow the rules of marine traffic including speed limits. The escort vessels also manage the area around the vessel to prevent conflicts with ferries and pleasure crafts. BC Coast Pilots will be on-board to ensure that appropriate communication, safe practices, traffic routing, and safety procedures are always followed.
Vessels from the Woodfibre LNG site will pass through Howe Sound, through the existing shipping routes of Georgia Strait and Haro Strait, to the Pacific Ocean.
Woodfibre LNG is also working with commercial and recreational users of Squamish Harbour to develop a plan that ensures the safe shared use of the Howe Sound during the construction and operation of the Project.