Contact the Canadian Coast Guard: Marine Communications and Traffic Services

To report emergencies or navigational hazards, contact your nearest Marine Communications and Traffic Services (MCTS) centre on:

  • VHF channel 16 (156.8 MHZ)
  • MF/HF frequency 2182 kHz/4125 kHz (where available)
  • ∗16 on a cellphone (where available)
By phone

Atlantic region MCTS centres

Halifax, NS

Operations

  •  902-426-9750 
  •  902-426-9751

Officer-in-Charge

  •  902-426-9738 

Areas under the Eastern Canada Vessel Traffic Services Zone Regulations (ECAREG)

  •  902-426-4956
Port aux Basques, NL

Operations

  •  709-695-2167 

Officer-in-Charge

  •  709-695-2133 

Navigational Warnings

  •  709-695-2168
Labrador (Goose Bay), NL

Operations

  •  709-896-2252

Officer-in-Charge

  •  709-896-5817 

Casualty pollution desk

  •  709-896-2252
Placentia, NL

Operations

  •  709-227-2181
  •  709-227-2182

Officer-in-Charge

  •  709-227-5731 
Sydney, NS

Operations

  •  902-564-7751

Officer-in-Charge

  •  902-564-7752 

Navigational Warnings

  •  902-564-7751

Central and Arctic region MCTS centres

Prescott, ON

Operations

  •  613-925-4471 

Officer-in-Charge

  •  613-925-0618 

Navigational Warnings

  •  613-925-0666

Navigational area coordinators 17 and 18 (NAVAREA XVII and XVIII)

  •  613-925-0666
Québec, QC

Operations

  •  418-648-4557

Officer-in-Charge

  •  418-648-7459

Alerting and Warning Network

  •  1-800-363-4735 (toll-free)
  •  418-648-4366 
Iqaluit, NU

(Operating May to December)

Operations

  •  867-979-5269 

Officer-in-Charge

  •  867-979-5260 

Navigational Warnings

  •  867-979-5269
Sarnia, ON

Operations

  •  519-337-6221 

Officer-in-Charge

  •  519-337-6572 
Les Escoumins, QC

Operations

  •  418-233-2194 

Officer-in-Charge

  •  418-233-2854 

Areas under the Eastern Canada Vessel Traffic Services Zone Regulations (ECAREG)

  •  418-233-3483

Western region MCTS centres

Prince Rupert, BC

Operations

  •  250-627-3081 

Officer-in-Charge

  •  250-627-3077 

Continuous marine broadcast: South

  •  250-339-0748

Continuous marine broadcast: North

  •  250-974-5305

Vessel traffic services (VTS) offshore

  •  250-627-3081
Victoria, BC

Operations

  •  250-363-6333 

Officer-in-Charge

  •  250-363-6818 

Continuous marine broadcast: Mount Helmcken

  •  250-363-6880

Continuous marine broadcast: Bowen Island/ Mount Parke

  •  250-363-6492
  •  604-666-3655
By email

Atlantic region MCTS centres

Halifax, NS

Operations

Areas under the Eastern Canada Vessel Traffic Services Zone Regulations (ECAREG)

Port aux Basques, NL

Operations

Navigational Warnings

Labrador (Goose Bay), NL

Operations

Casualty pollution desk

Placentia, NL

Operations

Sydney, NS

Operations

Navigational Warnings

Central and Arctic region MCTS centres

Prescott, ON

Operations

Navigational Warnings

Areas under the Northern Canada Vessel Traffic Services Zone Regulations (NORDREG)

Navigational area coordinators 17 and 18 (NAVAREA XVII and XVIII)

Québec, QC

Operations

Iqaluit, NU
(Operating May to December)

NORDREG

Navigational Warnings

Sarnia, ON

Operations

Les Escoumins, QC

Areas under the Eastern Canada Vessel Traffic Services Zone Regulations (ECAREG)

Western region MCTS centres

Prince Rupert, BC

Operations

Navigational Warnings

Victoria, BC

Operations

By fax

Atlantic region MCTS centres

Halifax, NS

Operations

  •  902-426-4483 

Areas under the Eastern Canada Vessel Traffic Services Zone Regulations (ECAREG)

  •  902-426-4483
Port aux Basques, NL

Operations

  •  709-695-7784 
Labrador (Goose Bay), NL

Operations

  •  709-896-8455
Placentia, NL

Operations

  •  709-227-5637
Sydney, NS

Operations

  •  902-564-7662

Central and Arctic region MCTS centres

Prescott, ON

Operations

  •  613-925-4519

Navigational area coordinators 17 and 18 (NAVAREA XVII and XVIII)

  •  613-925-4519
Québec, QC

Operations

  •  418-648-7244 
Iqaluit, NU
(Operating May to December)

Areas under the Northern Canada Vessel Traffic Services Zone Regulations (NORDREG)

  •  867-979-4264
Sarnia, ON

Operations

  •  519-336-0229 
Les Escoumins, QC

Areas under the Eastern Canada Vessel Traffic Services Zone Regulations (ECAREG)

  •  418-233-3299

Officer-in-Charge

  •  418-233-2017

Western region MCTS centres

Prince Rupert, BC

Operations

  •  250-624-9075

Vessel traffic services (VTS) offshore

  •  250-624-9075
Victoria, BC

Operations

  •  250-363-6556
By mail

Atlantic region MCTS centres

General inquiries

Canadian Coast Guard
Atlantic Region
PO Box 5667
St. John’s NL A1C 5X1

Halifax, NS

Canadian Coast Guard
Officer-in-Charge: MCTS Operations
Halifax MCTS Centre
10 Hudson Way
Dartmouth NS B2Y 2Z8

Port aux Basques, NL

Canadian Coast Guard 
Officer-in-Charge: MCTS Operations 
Port aux Basques MCTS Centre
PO Box 99
Port aux Basques NL A0M 1C0

Labrador (Goose Bay), NL

Canadian Coast Guard 
Officer-in-Charge: MCTS Operations
Labrador MCTS Centre
PO Box 720, Station C
Goose Bay NL A0P 1C0

Placentia, NL

Canadian Coast Guard
Officer-in-Charge: MCTS Operations
Placentia MCTS Centre
PO Box 389
Placentia NL A0B 2Y0

Sydney, NS

Canadian Coast Guard 
Officer-in-Charge: MCTS Operations 
Sydney MCTS Centre
1190 Westmount Rd
Sydney NS  B1R 2J6

Central and Arctic region MCTS centres

General enquiries

Canadian Coast Guard
Central and Arctic Region
101 Champlain Blvd
Québec QC G1K 7Y7

Prescott, ON

Canadian Coast Guard 
Officer-in-Charge: MCTS Operations 
Prescott MCTS Centre 
PO Box 1000
401 King St W
Prescott ON K0E 1T0

Québec, QC

Canadian Coast Guard
MCTS Operations Officer
101 Champlain Blvd
Québec QC G1K 7Y7

Iqaluit, NU

(Operating May to December)

Canadian Coast Guard
Officer-in-Charge: MCTS Operations
Iqaluit MCTS Centre / NORDREG
PO Box 189
Iqaluit NU X0A 0H0

Sarnia, ON

Canadian Coast Guard 
Officer-in-Charge: MCTS Operations 
Sarnia MCTS Centre 
PO Box 2778 
Sarnia ON N7T 7W1

Les Escoumins, QC

Canadian Coast Guard
Officer-in-Charge: MCTS Operations
Les Escoumins MCTS Centre
35 Otis St
Les Escoumins QC G0T 1K0

Western region MCTS centres

General enquiries

MCTS Regional Office
Canadian Coast Guard, Western Region
Victoria Coast Guard Base
25 Huron St
Victoria BC V8V 4V9

Prince Rupert, BC

Canadian Coast Guard
Officer-in-Charge: MCTS Operations
Prince Rupert MCTS Centre
Bag 4444
Prince Rupert BC V8J 4K2

Victoria, BC

Canadian Coast Guard 
Officer-in-Charge: MCTS Operations 
Victoria MCTS Centre 
Institute of Ocean Sciences 
9860 West Saanich Rd 
PO Box 6000 
Sidney BC  V8L 4B2

By maritime mobile service identity number (MMSI)

Atlantic region MCTS centres

Halifax, NS

003160016

Port aux Basques, NL

003160018

Labrador (Goose Bay), NL

003160022

Placentia, NL

003160019

Sydney, NS

003160017

Central and Arctic region MCTS centres

Prescott, ON

003160029

Québec, QC

003160027

Iqaluit, NU

(Operating May to December)

003160023 

Sarnia, ON

003160030

Les Escoumins, QC

003160026

Western region MCTS centres

Prince Rupert, BC

003160013

Victoria, BC

003160011

By telex

Central and Arctic region MCTS centres

Iqaluit, NU

063-15529 NORDREG CDA

By call sign

Atlantic region MCTS centres

Halifax, NS

VCS

Port aux Basques, NL

VOJ

Labrador (Goose Bay), NL

VOK

Placentia, NL

VCP

Sydney, NS

VCO

Central and Arctic region MCTS centres

Prescott, ON

VBR

Québec, QC

VCC

Iqaluit, NU

(Operating May to December)

VFF

Sarnia, ON

VBE

Les Escoumins, QC

VCF

Western region MCTS centres

Prince Rupert, BC

VAJ

Victoria, BC

VAK

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