USCG, Alaska and Canada to Participate in CANUSDIX

Monday, September 23, 2002
Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, Canadian coast guard, State of Alaska and other state and provincial government agencies are scheduled to participate in a combined oil spill and wildlife protection training and exercise in Ketchikan from September 24-27. The training will focus on response efforts in the Dixon Entrance area. The weeklong event will combine oil spill response training and wildlife protection and cleaning as it relates to an international oil spill scenario. The event will involve on water training, completion of planning documents and a tabletop exercise. The State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Alaska Department of Fish and Game the U.S. Department of Interior, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Canadian Department of Environment will also participate in the event along with industry response organizations. A delegation from the Russian Federal State Marine Pollution Control and Salvage administration will join the exercise to observe the Coast Guard’s combined relationship with Canada to see how they may benefit from combined planning in the Bering and Chukchi Sea regions.

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