The Canadian Coast Guard, Marine Communications & Traffic Services (MCTS) program will be implementing a new reporting mechanism for vessels participating in the Western Canada VTS Offshore Reporting process. Launch of the new reporting mechanism is anticipated to be during the Spring of 2023 and will represent the initial phase of the Collaborative Voyage Management System (CVMS). CVMS is being rolled out nationally in a series of phases that, when fully implemented, will provide greater convenience to Clients.
In anticipation of the system launch, clients can now access the most current version of the Western Canada VTS Offshore Report form .xlsx template through the Canadian Coast Guard e-Navigation Portal. This will ensure consistent data entry in each of the required fields of the report, and expedite the process for vessels to obtain clearance from MCTS.