The Canadian's are strengthening the previously voluntary NORDREG system for a, in their opinion, more robust Arctic vessel tracking scheme. The new system, dubbed the Northern Canada Vessel Traffic Services Zone, will keep an eye on all vessel traffic in the Canadian portion of the Northwest Passage and Canadian Arctic archipelago. The new requirement goes into effect on July 1st and appears to be a means of strengthening Canadian Arctic sovereignty.
Specific information about the requirements can be found on Transport Canada's website or by searching Canada Gazette.
We're not sure what this may mean for vessels enrolled in the Amver but you can be sure we will give you updates.
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