3. Enhance collaboration with departments and agencies throughout the marine security community

CCGS Louis M. Lauzier during an on-water exercise with law enforcement partners

Since 2001, Canada has utilized a cooperative, multi-agency approach to securing Canadian waters. CCG is recognized as a core federal maritime security partner that provides essential information and services to support this collaborative approach.

Canadian Coast Guard Hovercraft transporting law enforcement partners

CCG’s Maritime Security Branch is an active member in the interdepartmental maritime security community and is responsible for working with partners to develop and implement strategies that support Canada’s national security priorities. CCG’s significant contribution to the two coastal and St. Lawrence Seaway – Great Lakes Marine Security Operations Centres (MSOC) is a notable example of this. The MSOCs are designed to generate maritime situational awareness by combining the knowledge and skill sets of the government agencies engaged in, or in support of, maritime security.