Event

Title:
Marine Communication and Traffic Services Tour at Pat Bay
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Nov 14/17 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Description

Join us for a tour of the Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centre on Tuesday, November 14th at 6 pm.  MCTS is located at the Fisheries and Oceans Canada Institute of Ocean Sciences facility at Patricia Bay.  9860 West Saanich Road, Sidney V8L 4B2.

This tour starts at 6 pm.  There will be one tour on Tuesday, from 6 - 7 pm.

Victoria MCTS provides Coast Guard Radio and Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) coverage to British Columbia's southern inside waters; specifically all navigable waters between Juan de Fuca Strait to the south and Cape Caution to the north. 

Being situated on the inside waters between BC's lower mainland coast, the American coastal waters of Washington State and Vancouver Island, the Victoria MCTS area of responsibility has one of Canada's highest concentrations of small pleasure craft, leading to the largest share of Search and Rescue operations in the country.  All deep draught vessels inbound and outbound from Vancouver, all of the tugs with tows and coastal freighters involved in the Washington and Alaska state trade must pass through those waters regulated by the officers at Victoria MCTS.  All this combined with the local commercial trade means that this centre has the highest number of vessel traffic movements in the country.

Contact Barbara McDougall, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.  There is no fee for this tour.  There is a maximum of 10 people allowed on the tour.