US and Canadian Coast Guard Continue Longstanding Partnership Against Marine Pollution

Adm. Paul Zukunft, U.S. Coast Guard commandant, and Mr. Jeffery Hutchinson, Canadian Coast Guard commissioner, shake hands after signing the Canada United States Joint Contingency Plan in Grand Haven, Michigan, Aug. 3, 2017. The joint contingency plan serves as a coordinated system for the two organizations to respond to incidents in shared waters along the boarder. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley.

Adm. Paul Zukunft, U.S. Coast Guard commandant, and Mr. Jeffery Hutchinson, Canadian Coast Guard commissioner, shake hands after signing the Canada United States Joint Contingency Plan in Grand Haven, Michigan, Aug. 3, 2017. The joint contingency plan serves as a coordinated system for the two organizations to respond to incidents in shared waters along the boarder. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley.

"The United States Coast Guard and the Canadian Coast Guard's long-standing relationship has yielded great successes and this past year is no exception. Stewardship of our natural resources and the protection of our shared maritime boundary requires great coordination between our two organizations. Highlighted by the signing of our bi-lateral Joint Marine Contingency Plan, this year's Summit addressed the critical issues of the continued safe shipment of goods within our marine transportation systems, the importance of our roles within the Arctic Council, and furthering the joint initiatives that remain so critical to our nations." - Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft

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