Incident Command in Canadian Waters

2 June 2023
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Find out how recent incidents have contributed to emergency response procedures in Canadian waters.

Incident Command is the foundation of emergency response – no matter the crisis. Following the evolution and success of the United States’ Incident Command System (ICS), American principles of multi-agency response and unified command are now influencing how emergency management is carried out around the world.

On May 23rd, Navigate Response and Witt O’Brien’s presented a webinar – using Canada as a case study – to explore how incident response for the maritime industry has evolved internationally. Specifically, we heard from practical experts, including Witt O’Brien’s Jim Morris, Memorial University’s John MacDonald, and Western Canada Marine Response Corporation’s Michael Lowry, who discussed how recent incidents have contributed to ICS procedures in Canadian waters and what this means for shipping companies and maritime operators around the world.

To find out more, watch the video recording below:

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