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E-Bulletin June 2024

Canadian Coast Guard IALA S-100 Workshop

From 29 January to 2 February and a workshop known as the IALA VTS intersessional workshop meeting on S-100 was held at the Canadian Coast Guard base in Quebec City, with working participants from eight countries, including Canada.

All participants were satisfied with the meetings and the warm welcome of the Canadian Coast Guard.

The task group was able to learn from CCG expertise on S-100 product specification development for a better understanding of the steps which need to be taken to develop S-210, S-212 and related technical services.

The task group reviewed existing guidelines and procedures and provided recommendations for future developments.

Participants were from Japan, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Finland, and Canada.

Delegates at the Canadian Coast Guard base located at the foot of the famous Le Ch√Ęteau Frontenac hotel, a famous landmark in Quebec City.

A selfie by world-renown Canadian navigation expert Eivind Mong, left, taken at the CCG base in Quebec City.Behind is the Canadian Coast Guard ship Vincent Massey, an icebreaking anchor handling tug supply vessel (AHTS) converted to a medium class icebreaker for the Canadian Coast Guard

Editorial note: This article is based on material kindly provided by the Canadian Coast Guard IALA Desk.

Rapporteur: Paul Ridgway


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