Cape Rescue and Laurentian
Canadian Coastguard vessel Cape Rescue in a hurry out into Lake Erie (Turned out a sailboat had capsized, one fatality). NOAA vessel Laurentian upbound Detroit River at Amherstburg.
Research vessel Laurentian uses 100 percent soy biodiesel for engine fuel, canola-based motor oil, and rapeseed-based hydraulic oil for its deck crane, winches, transmission, and steering gear. The change to non-petroleum products results in operating improvements as well as dramatic reductions in emissions. The biodegradable vegetable oils also offer an additional level of environmental protection in case of a spill or leak.