Iqaluit coast guard office to monitor entire Arctic – North – CBC News

This year all marine communication in the Arctic, including the Western Arctic, will run through Iqaluit.

The Coast Guard shut down its Marine Communications and Traffic Service Centre in Inuvik after last season.

Ships rely on reports from the Coast Guard to anticipate bad weather or dangerous conditions, and the centre monitors the radio for distress calls.

via Iqaluit coast guard office to monitor entire Arctic – North – CBC News.

 

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