The Arctic Marine Emegency Plan aims to: 1. set out the mechanism under which the Canadian Coast Guard responds to a marine emergency in the Central and Eastern Arctic, either as the lead or the resource agency; 2. establish the procedures to rapidly activate a command structure and to marshal and deploy the appropriate resources to any marine incident, other than SAR, where the Coast Guard has the lead role; 3. establish the points in the Canadian Coast Guard structure where: a) the decision as to the nature of the response required for a particular emergency is made; b) command of that response is exercised; d) other lead agencies and industry may seek Coast Guard assistance. 4. establish procedures by which the Canadian Coast Guard and Transport Canada can be alerted to an emergency and informed of operational progress. Although oil and other noxious material spills, or imminent threats of spills, constitute the major portion of the marine emergencies with which Transport Canada's Canadian Coast Guard is assigned to deal, this plan establishes the policy for responding to all peacetime marine emergencies where the Coast Guard either is assigned as, or supports, the agency leading the response. The saving of life is the paramount consideration; therefore, this plan is subordinate to the requirements of the federal marine search and rescue structure.

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    Department of Transport, Canada

    Tower C, Place de Ville
    Ottawa, ONo K1A 0N5,   Canada 
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  • Accession Number: 00330025
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM