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Marine Communications and Traffic Services laws

Marine Communications and Traffic Services supports economic activities by:

We derive these functions from a regulatory framework based on the:

The 2001 amendments to the Canada Shipping Act identified and set out important new responsibilities for vessel traffic management. Departmental authorities can now recommend regulations that:

The International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea requires signatories to make provisions for safety radio communications services. As such, we provide vessels with distress and safety coordination and communications, as well as maritime safety information broadcasts.

Measures are also in place with the USA for waters that share our borders, including the:

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