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Marine security operational facilities

Learn about the duties and capabilities of Canada’s marine security operations centres and our National Command Centre.

Operations centres

Marine security operations centres contribute to Canada’s national security by providing an integrated government approach to maritime security.

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Inside a marine security operations centre.


Centre responsibilities include:

Canadian Coast Guard personnel support these centres by:


Canada’s marine security operations centres are located in:


To assist with maritime security programs, the operations centres have 6 core partners, including:

The centres also work with international partners such as the United States Coast Guard and United States Customs and Border Protection.

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Marine security operations centre employees working at their stations.

National Command Centre

The Canadian Coast Guard’s national strategic command centre compiles current and accurate information on:

The command centre creates information reports by working directly with internal and external sources, including:

It then analyses this information and delivers it to internal and external partners as required.

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The National Command Centre.

Support for national incident management

The centre supports our National Incident Management Team by providing:

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