||Canadian Coast Guard
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Latest release by Canadian Coast Guard, this one covers Atlantic, Great Lakes, Saint Lawrence, Lake Winnipeg and Arctic). The book starts with the register of latest amendments done to its content. The first part of the book covers such the important aspects as changes to the MMSI numbers, annual publications, ship radio inspections and avoidance of the collisions with right whales - all this information have been included in the introductory part of the document. The second part of the paper covers the facilities information, including the marcom and traffic services center, racons, i.e. radio beacons and their stations that are continuously in operation, and various canal, port and lock ship operations. The next chapter is solely dedicated to the VTS, standing for the vessel traffic services, and is dealing with the responsibilities of the parties involves, traffic clearance and communications, zone description and application, reports and VTS zone schedules. The fourth part of the document provides general information covering the procedures, systems and services. Finally, the last fifth chapter of the paper is covering the marine and ice warning and forecast programs by Environment Canada. In short, the content of the document will be helpful to all mariners navigating in Canadian waters.