Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

November 10, 2011 11:48 ET

Environmental Emergency Response Exercise in the Quebec City Sector

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 10, 2011) - The Canadian Coast Guard wishes to inform the public that it will be deploying offshore environmental emergency response equipment as part of a training exercise that will be held on November 12, 2011, in the Quebec City sector.

During the exercise, containment booms, a side-sweep system and a floating storage tank will be deployed from the CCGS Martha L. Black, possibly creating the impression that an actual environmental emergency response operation is under way. It should be noted, however, that no material will be released into the water for the purposes of the exercise.

The Canadian Coast Guard is responsible for implementing measures to respond to marine oil spills and it is required to maintain its preparedness and response capability for ship-source or mystery source pollution incidents in Canadian waters.

Marine spills can be reported by calling the Canadian Coast Guard's Alert and Warning Network at 1-800-363-4735 around the clock, 365 days a year, or they can be reported over VHF radio (channel 16) to any Marine Communications and Traffic Service Centre.

For more information on the Canadian Coast Guard's Environmental Emergency Response service, visit the following Web sites: and

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