Marine Communications and Traffic Services (MCTS) provides marine safety communications co-ordination with rescue resources and Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre Victoria (JRCC); vessel traffic services and waterway management, broadcast weather and safety information; sail plan services in addition to support for other government and marine agencies. In the Pacific Region, there are centres located at Vancouver, Victoria, Prince Rupert, Comox and Tofino.
In Vancouver, the Region Marine Information Centre (RMIC) disseminates marine safety and navigation information and administers the Notices to Shipping function in the Pacific Region. The Centre provides offshore screening to ensure that vessels with defects or deficiencies are identified and compensatory measures are developed. The RMIC is responsible for callout for agencies involved in front line response to land and marine environmental and pollution emergencies.
MCTS IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND NOTICES:
MCTS VESSEL TRAFFIC SERVICES:
For More Information about Marine Communication & Traffic Services,
MCTS Regional Office
Canadian Coast Guard, Pacific Region
Institute of Ocean Sciences
P.O. Box 6000
9860 West Saanich Road
Sidney, BC V8L 4B2
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