Everyone in Prince Rupert
The Following Links are regarding Prince Rupert Marine Communications and Traffic Services.
MCTS are the first line of Contact for vessels in distress and have been often called the “911 of the sea”
If you are in trouble on the water you will talk to Prince Rupert MCTS. They screen all vessels entering Canadian waters, the manage Marine Traffic (including all potential oil tankers to Kitimat), and are often the first response to any pollution report.
If you remember the Queen of the North, then you will know that it was Prince Rupert’s time management that relayed their distress call that helped save over 100 lives.
The federal government is trying to reduce the staffing level from three to two at certain times of they year. There will be times where only ONE! one person will be manning all three positions for the whole north coast.
I urge you to listen to the audio link and watch the video and contact you local MLA.
People’s lives will be at risk.