Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Port's new Radar system among the topics at Vancouver conference this week

The safety enhancements being introduced at the Port of Prince Rupert made for one of the key elements of day one of a two day conference in Vancouver this week, as Captain Gary Paulson of the Prince Rupert Port Authority delivered a presentation on the development of the new radar coverage and other safety measures now in place on the North Coast.

Captain Paulson is attending the conference hosted by Clear Seas, a two day event that is designed to share best practices in monitoring, modelling and application  and community engagement on collaboration on safety for West Coast ports.

The Prince Rupert presentation was part of the Monday morning session of the conference and provided a review of the new radar system in place that has extended the range of coverage far to the west of Haida Gwaii and North to the A-B line with Alaska.

You can review some of the background on that system from our blog item of last month.

Yesterday's session also featured a look at the lessons learned when it comes to the perceived risks of marine shipping in coastal and Aboriginal communities, with the Simushir incident off Haida Gwaii of last year used as one of the models for discussion.

The Full agenda for the conference can be reviewed here.

For more items related to the Prince Rupert Port Authority see our archive page.

No comments:

Post a Comment