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Navigation in ice-covered waters is quite hazardous. Apart from floating ice that poses serious risks to ship structures, there are other safety concerns, which include the following:
- Very low temperatures and poor weather
- Unreliable navigation information
- Varying ice conditions
- Remote areas
- Difficulty in conducting rescue operations
- Difficulty in environmental clean up
In view of the above safety concerns, the Government of Canada provides services and programs that work toward safety of navigation. These programs promote safe, responsible, and sustainable shipping in the Arctic, and include the following:
Reporting Oil Spills
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