Countries Commemorate Cooperation

Earlier this month in Seattle, Wash., the US Coast Guard and the Canadian Coast Guard commemorated the 40th anniversary of the Cooperative Vessel Traffic Services (CVTS), a shipping traffic management system that spans from Puget Sound north to Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

The system works to make vessel traffic movement safer and faster while shrinking pollution risk to the marine ecosystems.

“The region, the people and the relationship we have with Canada is what makes this partnership so unique,” said Rear Adm. Jack Vogt, commander, 13th Coast Guard District. “This team works tirelessly to ensure the safe movement of maritime traffic throughout this pristine environment.”

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By Karen Robes Meeks