Aqua-Guard Spill Response Inc. has designed and supplied state-of-the-art oil spill response equipment and services and has established solid partnerships with major petroleum companies and government organizations world-wide. The patented RBS TRITON oil skimming technology has been involved in combatting most of the world`s major oil spills in recent history. Aqua-Guard recognizes its corporate social responsibility to actively participate in the protection of the world`s most precious resource, `water`! See our CSR section for more details about other initiatives Aqua-Guard`s staff are committed to. As long as the risk of oil spills exists, Aqua-Guard will continue to be at the forefront of the development of oil skimming technology.
Aqua-Guard has been involved in most major oil spills internationally since 1968.
During this period, Aqua-Guard has supplied professional expertise and major caches of oil spill response equipment including oil skimming systems, containment booms, and other oil spill response related equipment to over 104 countries world-wide.
2012 ISO 9001:2008 Certification
2010 URO offshore oil skimming system developed for Petrobras Brasil
2009 Witnessed heavy oil operational testing of RBS TRITON™ skimmers performed by DNV (Det Norske Veritas)
2007 Witnessed operational testing of RBS TRITON™ skimmers performed by DNV (Det Norske Veritas)
2007 RBS TRITON™ oil skimming technology is patented in the United States of America (U.S.7,303,688)
2006 Witnessed operational testing of RBS TRITON™ skimmers performed by ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) Marine Services
2006 Launch of new generation RBS TRITON™ skimmer technology, proven to recover over 300% more oil compared to previous RBS brush skimmers
2003 ISO 9001:2000 Certification
2002 Second generation RBS offshore oil skimming system developed for Petrobras Brasil
1999 First generation RBS offshore oil skimming system developed for Thailand Navy
1996 Witnessed operational testing of RBS skimmers performed by ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) Marine Services
1994 Developed the first interchangeable RBS brush, drum and disc oil skimmer
Established 6 Hazmat disposal plants in Canada and The Caribbean
Re-wrote over 200 contingency plans for the state of Alaska after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989
Supplied over 35 RBS oil skimming systems for the Alyeska pipeline and the post Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster
Prepared oil spill contingency plans for the states of Washington and California, USA; British Columbia, Canada; Sao Paulo State, Brasil; Bohai Bay, China
Prepared national emergency plans for Venezuela, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Egypt
Established oil spill response training schools in Alexandria, Egypt and Santos, Brasil
1968-1978 Oil spill response teams involved in the cleanup of over 40 oil spills world-wide
Since 2003, Aqua-Guard’s owners and staff have been involved in many endeavours to help create a just and sustainable world. Aqua-Guard's family feel that it is very important to help give back both to our immediate and global communities. Some charities we support on an ongoing basis are listed below:
Covenant House Exec sleep out: Aqua-Guard founder Nigel Bennett slept out for the third year in a row on the cold and wet street in a Vancouver alley in support of the Homeless Youth of Vancouver.
Over the past three years donors have support us with almost $75,000 for Covenant house and Vancouver's at risk youth. The 53 of us were able to collectively raise over the past three years almost $4,000,000. See video link: https://youtu.be/BUDZJp_bojM
Pacific Salmon Foundation; Helping protect Pacifc salmon.
Argyle Secondary School Youth football development program. Supporting local community programs is important to Aqua-Guard.
Salmon Girl Theater Production: Aqua-Guard sponsors Educating school children on the importance of preserving salom stocks in our rivers along with keeping rivers pristine for all life.
GIFTADD.com: Aqua-Guard's founder Nigel Bennett with his son Devon along with Kevin Lawrence (coachkevin.com); Sue Hollis and her son Jake have founded GIFTADD.com; An organization that is shining a positive light on the 'Gift' of ADD and Dyslexia.
Surfrider Foundation: Aqua-Guard supports the Surfrider Foundation - Since it's inception in 1984, the Surfrider Foundation has evolved into one of the largest non-profit grassroots organizations dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.
Homes of Hope: Aqua-Guard founders (Nigel Bennett and Sue Willis), staff and families lead their 18th trip to Ensenada Mexico to help build homes for the homeless. Aqua-Guard's founders and staff have been supporting the 'Homes of Hope' program in Mexico for over 13 years leading over 700 volanteers from around North America to help make a difference in many families lives. see video link:
Orphanage/school in Northern Burma (Myanmar): The Bennett family visited a remote orphanage in Northern Burma (Myanmar) where they dontated food and support to the orphanage/school.
Oceana: Aqua-Guard became supporters of Oceana, founded in 2001, the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation. The oceans are in crisis from overfishing, acidification and habitat destruction. Oceana works internationally to alleviate these and other problems through policy-oriented campaigns.
North Shore Neighbourhood House: Aqua-Guard supports the North Shore Neighbourhood House with the support of donations of sporting equipment for under privileged children http://www.nsnh.bc.ca/about.php
Teen Journey/Motivated by Wisdom: The mentorship and coming of age program for youth.
Since 2010 - Pachamama Alliance: Aqua-Guard’s shareholders have been supporters of the Pachamama Alliance in Ecuador’s Amazon region. The Alliance empowers the indigenous people of the Amazon Rainforest to preserve their waterways, lands and culture.
Since 2007 - Aqua-Guard made a paradigm shift in its corporate vision and mission and asked the question—Why do we do what we do? The answer was simple, yet powerful, “To protect the world’s most precious resource, water'.
Since 1998 - Foster Parents Plan (PLAN): Since 1998 Aqua-Guard owners and staff have supported PLAN with sponsorship of children in 5 countries.
Since 2003 - Aqua-Guard’s owners and staff became involved in a program to assist homeless families in Mexico’s northern Baja region. Over the next 13 years they lead annual and at times biannual trips to build homes for the less fortunate.