Presentation Abstract

As part of the Oceans Protection Plan the Canadian Coast Guard will be undertaking several initiatives focused on continued improvement in our preparedness and response to marine emergencies. One aspect will see the establishment of new search and rescue lifeboat stations and a new CCG logistics depot in Port Hardy, BC that will include environmental response staff and equipment. Investments will be made in modernizing Coast Guard’s Environmental Response equipment including mobile command posts and communications equipment. Additionally, the Coast Guard will enhance the 24/7 emergency response capacity within the existing Regional Operations Centers supporting the Coast Guard’s capacity to better plan and coordinate effective response during an incident. Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada will increase its emergency towing capacity by: installing towing equipment on major Canadian Coast Guard vessels, engaging partners to complete a needs analysis study on emergency towing requirements on the west coast and leading to the leasing of offshore vessels capable of towing large ships in distress. Further, the Government of Canada will partner with Indigenous Nations through Indigenous Community Response Teams, Indigenous Coast Guard Auxiliary, Places of Refuge and Regional Response Planning This presentation will provide an overview of Canadian Coast Guard initiatives such as new lifeboat stations, enhanced 24/7 emergency response capacity, increasing emergency towing, and Indigenous Community Response Teams and the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Session Title

Federal Initiatives II: Oceans Protection Plan (OPP)

Keywords

Canadian Coast Guard

Conference Track

SSE9: Transboundary Management and Policy

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (Seattle, WA : 2018)

Document Type

Event

SSEC Identifier

SSE9-372

Start Date

5-4-2018 4:15 PM

End Date

5-4-2018 4:30 PM

Type of Presentation

Oral

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Digital content made available by University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Geographic Coverage

Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.)

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Canadian Coast Guard initiatives

As part of the Oceans Protection Plan the Canadian Coast Guard will be undertaking several initiatives focused on continued improvement in our preparedness and response to marine emergencies. One aspect will see the establishment of new search and rescue lifeboat stations and a new CCG logistics depot in Port Hardy, BC that will include environmental response staff and equipment. Investments will be made in modernizing Coast Guard’s Environmental Response equipment including mobile command posts and communications equipment. Additionally, the Coast Guard will enhance the 24/7 emergency response capacity within the existing Regional Operations Centers supporting the Coast Guard’s capacity to better plan and coordinate effective response during an incident. Through the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada will increase its emergency towing capacity by: installing towing equipment on major Canadian Coast Guard vessels, engaging partners to complete a needs analysis study on emergency towing requirements on the west coast and leading to the leasing of offshore vessels capable of towing large ships in distress. Further, the Government of Canada will partner with Indigenous Nations through Indigenous Community Response Teams, Indigenous Coast Guard Auxiliary, Places of Refuge and Regional Response Planning This presentation will provide an overview of Canadian Coast Guard initiatives such as new lifeboat stations, enhanced 24/7 emergency response capacity, increasing emergency towing, and Indigenous Community Response Teams and the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary.